Event Title

How Effective Are College Reading and Writing Remedial Programs?

Presenter Information

David Godoy

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

College

College of Art & Letters

Major

English

Session Number

2

Location

RM 215

Juror Names

Moderator: Dr. Allen Menton

Start Date

5-21-2015 3:00 PM

End Date

5-21-2015 3:20 PM

Abstract

The purpose behind my project is to explore just how effective college reading and writing remedial programs are. In college, there is a certain academic level that is expected from students. The idea of remediation has been to help underperforming students reach this academic level. At the same time though, remediation can also be unfavorable for students because of its associated stigma and added cost. The extra cost is due to the fact that remedial programs extend the amount of time required for a college student to graduate with their degree, thus making them pay more for the extra classes of remediation. This project is valuable because it serves to elucidate whether or not college reading and writing remediation programs are as helpful as they set out to be. This is important because there are a large amount of funds that go into college reading and writing remedial programs. Understanding whether or not these programs are effective and to what extent, is important. This is because the results can either help to justify all of the energy and money that go into these programs, or the results can serve as an indicator to find alternative methods for remediating students

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May 21st, 3:00 PM May 21st, 3:20 PM

How Effective Are College Reading and Writing Remedial Programs?

RM 215

The purpose behind my project is to explore just how effective college reading and writing remedial programs are. In college, there is a certain academic level that is expected from students. The idea of remediation has been to help underperforming students reach this academic level. At the same time though, remediation can also be unfavorable for students because of its associated stigma and added cost. The extra cost is due to the fact that remedial programs extend the amount of time required for a college student to graduate with their degree, thus making them pay more for the extra classes of remediation. This project is valuable because it serves to elucidate whether or not college reading and writing remediation programs are as helpful as they set out to be. This is important because there are a large amount of funds that go into college reading and writing remedial programs. Understanding whether or not these programs are effective and to what extent, is important. This is because the results can either help to justify all of the energy and money that go into these programs, or the results can serve as an indicator to find alternative methods for remediating students