This paper describes 4 studies that were used to evaluate the freshman writing courses offered to basic writers at a
major research university. The evaluation was prompted by an institutional decision to eliminate post-admission
writing placement and place all freshmen into college level writing courses. The studies investigated course completion
rates, performance in subsequent courses, student opinion of course difficulty and analysis of student writing. The
studies suggest that the courses are effective in achieving their goals.
Wambach, Catherine; delMas, Robert.
Evaluating Freshman Composition: A Multimethod A.
University of Minnesota: General College.
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