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dc.contributor.authorBennett-Kastor, Tina
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-05T22:33:46Z
dc.date.available2011-12-05T22:33:46Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationBennett-Kastor, Tina. "Spelling abilities of university students in developmental writing classes." Journal of College Reading and Learning 35.1 (2004): 67+. Expanded Academic ASAP. Web. 30 June 2011. Document URL http://find.galegroup.com/gtx/infomark.do?&contentSet=IAC-Documents&type=retrieve&tabID=T002&prodId=EAIM&docId=A126387en_US
dc.identifier.issn1079-0195
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/4013
dc.descriptionFull text of this article is not available on SOAR. WSU users can access the article via commercial databases licensed by University Libraries: http://libcat.wichita.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=1328706
dc.description.abstractForty-four students at a mid-sized urban university were given a pseudoword spelling test to explore the relationship between their spelling ability and their placement in college writing courses. Half the students required a developmental writing course and half took college-level classes. Number of correct (i.e., orthographically possible) spellings and types of spelling errors were recorded. Students in developmental classes misspelled considerably more words, and made more errors per word, than the students in college-level classes. In particular, developmental students made more substitution errors, using an inappropriate letter to represent a sound, especially misrepresenting vowels. These results are similar to findings reported for younger students with learning disabilities, raising the possibility that some developmental college-age students may have language learning disabilities that are undiagnosed and untreated.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCollege Reading and Learning Associationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of College Reading and Learning;v.35 no.1
dc.titleSpelling abilities of university students in developmental writing classesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionPeer reviewed


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