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The Discourse Of Written And Audio Feedback, Zachary Dalton Jan 2018

The Discourse Of Written And Audio Feedback, Zachary Dalton

All Master's Theses

Most teachers provide feedback for students daily. Whether it be a word of encouragement or a lengthy written comment in the margin of an essay, feedback is essential in first-year writing courses. This study investigates two distinct types of feedback, audio (a subset of oral feedback) and written (marginal comments and end comments). For this analysis, two instructors produced samples of audio feedback for students in their English 101 class sections (39 students total). The comments were then transcribed and compared with written comments left for the student by the same teacher on the same assignments. Students completed a follow-up ...


Do Homework Trackers Affect Students’ Academic Performance?, Luisdaniel Barrera Jan 2017

Do Homework Trackers Affect Students’ Academic Performance?, Luisdaniel Barrera

All Master's Theses

With new state assessment requirements for high school graduation, teachers are focusing on different strategies to assist students to achieve those goals. Many teachers state that students who complete homework perform better academically. The current study analyzed whether homework planners (trackers) had any positive effect on the academic performance of 16 seventh grade students in a very small and rural school district. This was a mixed study (quantitative and qualitative). Students’ grades, district assessments, state assessments, and teacher surveys were analyzed. The results showed that students improved their math and English Language Arts (ELA) district assessment scores when compared from ...


A Study To Determine The Contribution Of Laboratory Training To Student Activities In Auburn High School, Howard Conway Webb Iii Aug 1969

A Study To Determine The Contribution Of Laboratory Training To Student Activities In Auburn High School, Howard Conway Webb Iii

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The purposes of the study are (1) to develop a practical rating scale to evaluate the activity program, and (2) to determine the contribution of laboratory training to student activities in Auburn High School. This study was conducted at Auburn High School during the 1968-1969 school year.


A Comparative Study Of The Extra-Curricular Programs Of The Middle Schools And Junior High Schools Of The State Of Washington, Alfred A. Pflugrath Jr. Jul 1969

A Comparative Study Of The Extra-Curricular Programs Of The Middle Schools And Junior High Schools Of The State Of Washington, Alfred A. Pflugrath Jr.

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to compare the extra-curricular programs in the junior high schools and middle schools of the state of Washington. The study will test the general hypothesis that there is currently no difference in the activity program 6f junior high schools and middle schools.


A Comparative Engineering Analysis Of Food Service Operations, Adolf Carl Hock Jun 1969

A Comparative Engineering Analysis Of Food Service Operations, Adolf Carl Hock

All Master's Theses

The purpose of the study was to measure objectively the effectiveness of the a la carte and scramble systems in each of the three Central Washington State College dining halls--East Holmes, West Holmes, and the Commons. No data at this time were available for the new system as it pertains to the serving line rate, the serving time per person, the number of people in the serving line, the dining time per person and the number of people in the dining room.


A Comparative Study Of The Role And Responsibility Of The Head Resident As Seen By The Head Resident And Students Of Selected Residence Halls At Central Washington State College, John Emmett Ward Jun 1969

A Comparative Study Of The Role And Responsibility Of The Head Resident As Seen By The Head Resident And Students Of Selected Residence Halls At Central Washington State College, John Emmett Ward

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to investigate and gather data from many sources which pertained to college and university housing; to compare and evaluate other institutions of higher learning with that of Central Washington State College in regards to residence halls, student activities, and the Head Resident position; and to gain a better understanding of the position of Head Resident by soliciting the opinions of students and Head Residents in the form of a questionnaire so that meaningful information could be compiled and evaluated.


A Survey Of The Student Purchases In The Grandview High School In Grandview, Washington, Shirley Marie Lundstrom Nov 1968

A Survey Of The Student Purchases In The Grandview High School In Grandview, Washington, Shirley Marie Lundstrom

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this survey was (1) to determine the purchasing power and buying habits of a typical student, for himself and others, in a small high school over a specific period of time; (2) to compare the amounts (commodities and services) spent by boys and girls; (3) to determine the relative buying habits and purchasing capacities of different high school classes; (4) to ascertain if students living in-town spend more or less than those living out-of-town; and (5) to compare the purchasing results of this survey with two other selected similar surveys that have been completed on consumer buying.


The Development Of The Wenatchee Youth Circus As An Extra-Curricular Educational Experience, Paul K. Pugh Sep 1968

The Development Of The Wenatchee Youth Circus As An Extra-Curricular Educational Experience, Paul K. Pugh

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to trace the development of the Wenatchee Youth Circus and its contribution to the educational growth and development of its participants.


A Comparison Of The Moral Judgements Of Negro And Caucasian Children, Thomas Edward Mowry Jul 1968

A Comparison Of The Moral Judgements Of Negro And Caucasian Children, Thomas Edward Mowry

All Master's Theses

This study was designed to investigate two areas: (1) What similarities or differences exist between Negro and Caucasian children in their moral judgments; and (2) What similarities or differences exist between the moral judgments of American children and the Swiss children used by Piaget in his research.


Comparative Study Of The Effect Of Creative Dramatics On Listening Achievement, Alice L. Setzer Jul 1968

Comparative Study Of The Effect Of Creative Dramatics On Listening Achievement, Alice L. Setzer

All Master's Theses

The researcher, in an attempt to find if there were any differences in listening skills, compared the rate of progress in listening skills of fifth grade students, one group (experimental) participating in a planned program in creative dramatics in addition to the regular school program, with the second group (control) participating in the regular school program.


A Study Of The Influence Of Boy Scout Experience On Educational Achievement, Robert Francis O'Bryan Aug 1967

A Study Of The Influence Of Boy Scout Experience On Educational Achievement, Robert Francis O'Bryan

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to compare the academic achievement of boys involved in Scouting with that of boys who were non-scouts but who had equal aptitude for learning as measured by standardized intelligence tests. The null hypothesis, that there was no difference in achievement between scouts and non-scouts of equal basic ability, was tested.


Women Teacher Turnover Problems In The Lutheran Schools Of The Northwestern Sector Of The United States, Fred H. Mantey Oct 1966

Women Teacher Turnover Problems In The Lutheran Schools Of The Northwestern Sector Of The United States, Fred H. Mantey

All Master's Theses

The following fundamental points form the nucleus of the hypothesis of this problem. 1. Women teachers in Lutheran schools are underpaid. 2. The absence of desirable working conditions for women prevails. 3. The absence of desirable working relationships exists. These contributing factors of women teacher turnover may or may not be true but the writer shall attempt to clarify them by his research.


The Algae Of Two Soil Types, Eugene D. Fairchild Sep 1964

The Algae Of Two Soil Types, Eugene D. Fairchild

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this investigation was to identify and describe the algal flora of two different soil types; a sandy soil, Plot I, and an alkali soil, Plot II.


Existential Thought: Its Contributions To Psychotherapy, John Joseph Mitchell Ii Aug 1964

Existential Thought: Its Contributions To Psychotherapy, John Joseph Mitchell Ii

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper is to present a basic introduction to the general concepts of existential philosophy and to illustrate how these concepts are integrated into psychology and psychotherapy.


Point Of View As Key To The Narrative Structure, Symbolism, And Theme Of Moby Dick, Delma Ward Tayer Aug 1964

Point Of View As Key To The Narrative Structure, Symbolism, And Theme Of Moby Dick, Delma Ward Tayer

All Master's Theses

This paper has attempted to prove that a close study of point of view in Moby-Dick is useful as a key to narrative structure, symbolism, and thematic intention.


An Analysis Of Parent-Teacher Association Membership And Attendance, Michael Slater Cline Jun 1964

An Analysis Of Parent-Teacher Association Membership And Attendance, Michael Slater Cline

All Master's Theses

In order that the P. T. A. associations work out methods and techniques for improvement for the future, they must first ascertain the 2 existing conditions. In this respect, it was the purpose of the present investigation to discover certain factors associated with membership in elementary school P. T. A. units and utilize these to devise suggestions for the improvement of the Parent-Teacher units.


A Study Of The Expectations Of High School Seniors Concerning Marriage And College, Allen W. Gustafson Aug 1963

A Study Of The Expectations Of High School Seniors Concerning Marriage And College, Allen W. Gustafson

All Master's Theses

The problem was: (1) to study the expectations of high school seniors concerning marriage and education, and (2) to ascertain the amount of conflict between two of the important roles confronting many of the young adults, marriage and a college education.


An Investigation Of Social Acceptance As A Function Of An Extra-Curricular Formal Dramatics Program Involving Sixth Grade Students, Larry B. Bowen Mar 1963

An Investigation Of Social Acceptance As A Function Of An Extra-Curricular Formal Dramatics Program Involving Sixth Grade Students, Larry B. Bowen

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this investigation to discover whether participation in formal dramatics as an extra-curricular activity in the elementary school affects the social acceptance of the children involved.


The Role Of Chromosome Mutation And Aberration In Species Formation And Differentiation, Frederick Earl Reesman Jan 1963

The Role Of Chromosome Mutation And Aberration In Species Formation And Differentiation, Frederick Earl Reesman

All Master's Theses

Some aspects of evolution and species formation are easily understood, and as more information is compiled from the related fields of science, the processes of organic evolution will be more evident. The occurrence of chromosome mutations and aberrations, their role in the evolution of new species, and their integration with the process of gene mutation is of much more importance than is often given in many genetics texts.


Effects Of Diet And Exercise On Body Weight And Girth Measurement, Anne Coulston Jul 1962

Effects Of Diet And Exercise On Body Weight And Girth Measurement, Anne Coulston

All Master's Theses

It was the intent of this project to determine whether a program of diet and exercise would have any effect upon body weight and girth measurements.


A Survey By Sampling Of Out Of Town Buying Habits Of The Residents Of Ellensburg, Washington, Carol Lee Barto Jun 1962

A Survey By Sampling Of Out Of Town Buying Habits Of The Residents Of Ellensburg, Washington, Carol Lee Barto

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine through two different types of sampling techniques some of the habits and reasons leading to out of town buying by the residents of Ellensburg.


An Experiment In Designing And Constructing Sculptured Concrete Play Structures, Donald A. Scott Aug 1961

An Experiment In Designing And Constructing Sculptured Concrete Play Structures, Donald A. Scott

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this experiment was to design and construct a sculptured play structure to satisfy some of the physical and aesthetic needs of children as well as add to the landscape decor. The writer will present to the reader several points to consider before the designing and constructing of such a structure and some possible solutions to problems that may arise during the experiment.


Development Of The Principal Clarinets And Representative Music From 1696-1843, Robert Clarence Holtz Aug 1961

Development Of The Principal Clarinets And Representative Music From 1696-1843, Robert Clarence Holtz

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was (1) to point out the development of the mechanical structure of the principal clarinets in use from the instruments’ inception in about 1690 to the development of the Boehm system in 1843 and (2) to show the development of the clarinet literature during that period.


A Study Of Some Effects Of Commercial Television On Seventh And Eighth Grade Students In The Chehalis Public Schools, James W. Pomerenk Aug 1959

A Study Of Some Effects Of Commercial Television On Seventh And Eighth Grade Students In The Chehalis Public Schools, James W. Pomerenk

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate some effects of television viewing on the seventh and eighth grade students of Chehalis, Washington.


The Study Of Split Grade Management, Jack A. Anderson Aug 1958

The Study Of Split Grade Management, Jack A. Anderson

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this composition is to help teachers obtain a better understanding of the management of rooms which include more than one grade. This is a problem that small one and two teacher schools have faced for many decades and with recent increased enrollments, has carried over to large city schools as well. This type of situation presents unique managerial problems. Perhaps teachers with the help of background reading will not fall into some of the pitfalls that tend to be so prevalent in this area. It is hoped that this paper will prove beneficial to teachers in this ...


A Study Of The Relationship Of Socio-Economic Status To School Achievement And Intelligence, Floyd L. Ellingson Jr. Aug 1958

A Study Of The Relationship Of Socio-Economic Status To School Achievement And Intelligence, Floyd L. Ellingson Jr.

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to examine the relationship between socioeconomic status and intelligence, of eighth grade students in the same school system, and their achievement in certain school subjects; (2) to show the relationship of a selected instrument for the measurement of socioeconomic status to school achievement and intelligence; and (3) to present the significance of these findings and their application in a school situation.


An Inquiry Into The Influence Of A Professional Organization Upon Its Members, Frederick Dressler Chesterley Dec 1957

An Inquiry Into The Influence Of A Professional Organization Upon Its Members, Frederick Dressler Chesterley

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to compare: (1) how a professional organization’s members voted in relation to the organization’s recommendations; (2) how the professional group voted in comparison to the public in general; (3) deviations within the professional group on the basis of age and sex from the stated policy of the professional organization in order to determine if any segment of the membership failed to follow the leadership, and if not, where and why they did not.


An Analysis Of The Classroom Interruptions Presenting Themselves In The Lakeview Elementary School, Robert F. Logue Dec 1957

An Analysis Of The Classroom Interruptions Presenting Themselves In The Lakeview Elementary School, Robert F. Logue

All Master's Theses

It is possible that interruptions cannot be completely eliminated, but from this study it is hoped that teachers and administrators will be able to evaluate their particular situations and minimize interruption problems. Other purposes of the study have been to determine the origin of interruptions and the relationship between disciplinary problems and classroom interruptions. Also included will be an evaluation of teaching duties that reduce teachers’ instructional time.


An Analysis Of Reporting To Parents Of Secondary School Students, Edwin T. Anderson Aug 1957

An Analysis Of Reporting To Parents Of Secondary School Students, Edwin T. Anderson

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this research was to analyze various types of secondary school methods of reporting to parents so that the faculty and parents would be better able to work out a process report for Prosser High School. This report should furnish information to the parent as to the objectives of the school, be understood by parents and pupils, and not necessitate too much clerical work for the teachers.


A Partial Study Of Teachers’ Meetings In The State Of Washington, Edith Weidemann Aug 1957

A Partial Study Of Teachers’ Meetings In The State Of Washington, Edith Weidemann

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to get the opinions of teachers of various schools in the state of Washington concerning teachers’ meetings; (2) to review the literature which has already been written about various types of meetings; (3) to compare the survey with previous findings; and (4) to discuss any new ideas or developments that might show up as a result of the study.