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College, high schools prepare for college readiness - Carroll County Times

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College, high schools prepare for college readiness
Carroll County Times
“In their senior year, they would take courses in English or math ...
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Is Twitter Ruining Our Writing Skills? - AllTwitter

Is Twitter Ruining Our Writing Skills? - AllTwitter | English- Teaching, Learning, and Discovering | Scoop.it

In a recent article, The Telegraph reflects on one Cambridge professor’s assertion that Twitter is causing students’ writing skills to “go down the plug hole.”

It’s not the first time the claim has been made that the brevity and fast pace of microblogging negatively impacts written expression.

But how much merit is there to it?

 

The Case Against Twitter: Tweeting is Corrupting Writing Skills

The argument against Twitter with regard to the issue of modern communication skills stands on the legs of tweets’ usage of abbreviations and jargon in place of correct grammar and syntax.

As the Telegraph piece reports, some English universities have even been forced to run remedial classes in English to try and bring new students to degree-level standard.

Mastery of prose is made more difficult by students’ daily absorption in a language of “lol”s and “c u soon”s.


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The Second-Chance Club - Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Second-Chance Club - Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education | English- Teaching, Learning, and Discovering | Scoop.it
For students in remedial English at one community college, life hinges on small moments, and breaking points come at every turn.

 

Nobody wants to be here. In remedial English, earning no credit, stuck. Now—after months of commas, clauses, and four-paragraph essays—students have one last chance to write their way out.


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Remedial course redesign to aid student success

Remedial course redesign to aid student success | English- Teaching, Learning, and Discovering | Scoop.it

In December 2011, the South Dakota Board of Regents called for redesign of remedial courses on university campuses across the state.

 

According to the BOR, an average of 30 percent of students in the last decade have needed remedial instruction in math and English. Of the students who take remedial courses, 74 percent finish. Only 37 percent of these students are able to complete the corresponding college-level courses within two years of remedial instruction.


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Community Colleges Embracing Programs That Increase Retention, Grad Rates - Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio

Community Colleges Embracing Programs That Increase Retention, Grad Rates - Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio | English- Teaching, Learning, and Discovering | Scoop.it
Community Colleges Embracing Programs That Increase Retention, Grad Rates Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio After years of seeing more than half its students drop out during remedial education semesters, the English Department at CCBC, where 80...
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Geoffrey B. Elliott's Teaching Blog: Sample Summary

Geoffrey B. Elliott's Teaching Blog: Sample Summary | English- Teaching, Learning, and Discovering | Scoop.it

Students, below appears an example of the kind of summary I have requested of my students in remedial English coursework, as discussed here. In the 13 July 2013 New York Times article "The Trouble with Testing Mania," ...


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Building A Better Mousetrap: The Rubric Debate

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ESL Students in College Composition

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