ERIC Number: ED054075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Observations of Academic Performance by Low Achieving College Freshmen Following Instruction by Academically Successful Students Trained To Teach Reading and Study Skill Techniques. Final Report.
Benz, Donald A.
No significant improvement was found in the grades of low achieving college freshmen following instruction by academically successful students trained to teach study skills. The investigator trained the study instructors--12 juniors with at least a 3.0 grade point average--in twelve 1-hour sessions. Soon after a session each study instructor spent an hour assisting the student assigned to him. The preparation program for the study instructor included training in elementary principles of learning, note taking, theme writing, term paper writing, student-professor relationships, time scheduling, studying for tests, and SQ3R reading skills. The evaluation of the program's assistance to students was observed by statistical analysis of grade point gains for experimental and control groups, experimental and control males, experimental and control females, and experimental females and males. The only significant difference favored the female control group over the female experimental group. Other results of the study indicated that neither the experimental nor control group was able to significantly improve the second semester grade point average. Further research is suggested on the timing and content of such programs. (Author/RT)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Universities Consortium of Research Development, Stevens Point.