ERIC Number: ED032201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May-2
Reference Count: 0
Project Transition: A Program for Underachieving College-Bound High School Seniors.
Miller, Wallace D.; Stillwagon, Richard C.
A program involving instruction in library skills, reading skills, and study skills is described. High school graduates, rated as underachievers, took a 3-week skills instruction course, followed by regular summer session college work, as a means of preparing themselves for college. Counseling was provided in individual and group sessions. When scores on standardized tests taken at the beginning and used to predict grade point average (GPA) were compared with actual GPA at the end of the summer session, it was found that in most cases the actual GPA was higher than had been predicted. It was concluded that underachieving high school students who want to enter college can be helped through such skills courses to prepare themselves for college-level work. References are included. (MD)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Reading Association conference, Kansas City, Mo., Apr. 30-May 3, 1969.