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ERIC Number: ED159611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 11
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A Report on an Adjunct Course Designed to Integrate Reading and Study Skills with a University Academic Class.
Wilson, Margaret Macy
In an effort to combine instruction in study and reading strategies with the study of an academic course, an adjunct course was created by the learning skills center at a major university. The five objectives of the program were: to improve students' studying strategies, to encourage application of strategies to similar courses, to increase students' knowledge of themselves as students, to provide a group study experience, and to increase students' understanding of study strategies. A pilot group of 25 students participated in the 13 week course with 46 students serving as a control group. In the beginning sessions of the course, the students attempted to identify the key concepts of the academic course, with particular emphasis placed on the procedure of analyzing an essay examination question. General study techniques were stressed in the next phase, and in the concluding sessions students prepared for the final examination. The use of a post-course questionnaire and a comparison of final grades with those of the control group indicated that the adjunct course objectives were all achieved. (FL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (11th, Long Beach, California, March 16-19, 1978)