Category Archives: Writing Requirement

CommA asymmetries raise questions [original title, “How enrolling in Comm A can boost your GPA”]

April 22, 2013 The Badger Herald Entering freshmen students are likely to appreciate any advice they can get about how to raise their first-year GPA. The key is knowing whether, where and when they should enroll in their required general education composition course, … Continue reading

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Letter: grading system failing

March 20, 2013 The Daily Cardinal Problems with the grading done by TAs go well beyond the “inconsistencies” discussed in Eli Bovarnick’s Opinion March 21 column, “TA grading system inherently flawed.” Even more important is how accurately the grades TAs … Continue reading

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But Can They Really Write? Assessing UW-Madison’s Comm A General Education Requirement

Summary:  This paper asks whether there is any evidence UW-Madison undergraduate students can write more accurate and effective prose since the introduction of a new two-semester required communication course sequence in 1996. That requirement was established in response to widespread … Continue reading

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