Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts and Science

Degree Discipline

Arts and Science



The material contained in this volume was taken from the composition of the first half term of one section of freshman agriculture students and from papers on "How I Like To Spend My Leisure" written for the purpose of sectioning the students according to their abilities. This paper on "How I Like to Spend My Leisure Time" was written by each member of the freshman class. These papers had been corrected and passed on to me for further correction. There were thirty-five folders from the agriculture section. In these folders was the work of each student. On a sheet of paper, I wrote each student's name, and after examining the contents of the papers, I collected all sentences containing errors in sentence structure. All sentences were recorded. After all folders had been carefully reviewed and all errors recorded in the manner stated above, I made an attempt to group the errors according to their type. The first step was to read over each statement and determine what the error was, then label the sentence according to the type of error found in it. After completing this step, I placed the types as headings on separate sheets of paper. Another review of all the sentences was made in order to group them under their different heads. As the different types were found, they were re-written under the proper headings. After completion of this group of papers, I collected the errors in the papers on "How I Like to Spend My Leisure" in the same fashion. When all of this work was completed, I interviewed each freshman English instructor in order to get his opinion as to what a freshman composition course should be, and who should take it. Other questions were asked which are shown in their discussions on "Freshman English Composition".

Committee Chair/Advisor

Earl L. Sasser


Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College


Arts and Science


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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