ERIC Number: ED036408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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A Content Analysis of Current College Reading Manuals.
Bahe, Virginia R.
The subskills content of 23 college reading manuals published in the past decade was analyzed. The skills which were investigated are grouped under these headings: rate, vocabulary, comprehension, organizational skills, critical reading, and study-textbook reading skills. In addition, content features such as tests, exercises, test validations, level notations, and progress charts were tabulated. It was concluded that no single book is adequate for the diverse instructional and practice needs in the typical college reading class. A multititled collection, cross-referenced by subskills, was recommended for an effective, relatively inexpensive comprehensive program of individualized instruction. A 135-item bibliography with cross references for 53 delineated areas related to reading, writing, and study skills improvement which was developed at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Reading-Study Skills Center is included. (CM)
Descriptors: College Programs, Content Analysis, Reading Centers, Reading Comprehension, Reading Materials, Reading Rate, Reading Skills, Remedial Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary Skills
Nineteenth National Reading Conference Yearbook
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 4-6, 1969