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1991

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Analysis Of Student Essay Writing Skills In Entry-Level English Composition Courses At Western Washington University, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble Aug 1991

Analysis Of Student Essay Writing Skills In Entry-Level English Composition Courses At Western Washington University, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: During the Fall Quarter of 1990, all enrollees of English 101 and English 100 took ACT's Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) Writing Test (Essay); during the Winter and Spring Quarters all enrollees of English 101 took the CAAP test. Administration of the test was done by a joint effort of Western Washington University's Composition Program in the Department of English and the Office of Institutional Assessment and Testing. The CAAP test took two samples, both requiring students to respond in a persuasive or argumentative mode. This was considered appropriate for two reasons: 1) traditionally, freshmen ...


Summary Report Of Admissions And Graduation Requirements Of Selected Units And Programs At Western Washington University, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Robert M. Thorndike, Joseph E. Trimble Feb 1991

Summary Report Of Admissions And Graduation Requirements Of Selected Units And Programs At Western Washington University, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Robert M. Thorndike, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: During Winter Quarter of 1990, all college department chairs and the deans of Huxley and Fairhaven Colleges were sent a questionnaire intended to delineate admission and graduation requirements. The questionnaire was followed by a telephone or in-person interview. For the purposes of readability, all respondents are referred to as departments. The survey results showed that nineteen departments have self-generated admission requirements, whose categories are as follows: 1) overall university GPA; 2) completion of foundation courses; 3) GPA within foundation courses; 4) credit completion; 5) audition, portfolio, or resume review. Sixteen of the above nineteen departments have multiple requirements ...