Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts




For several years very serious attempts to discover causes and remedies for the rather high mortality rate in Freshman English here at Prairie View have been made. Chief among the methods used in the analysis of these failures was the administering of various standardized tests to the students. The results of these tests were always carefully studied and have repeatedly led us to believe that, in a large measure, the responsibility for failures in the Freshman class may be attributed to the student's High School training.

Consequently we have tried to carry out a project through which we might make a sort of diagnosis of the subject matter presented in High School English in various accredited High Schools of the State. The express purpose of this study was to effect a closer articulation between English work of High Schools and Freshman College English. Another purpose is an attempt at establishing a norm for High School seniors which might be used in placement of entering freshmen. Chiefly upon the basis of this study we also plan to prepare a course of study in English for the Laboratory school at Prairie View.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Earl L. Sasser


Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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