ERIC Number: ED168657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Forum for Reading: The Journal for Two-Year College Reading Teachers. Volume 8, No. 2, April, 1978.
Pinette, Clayton A., Ed.; Smith, Kent R., Ed.
Three articles are presented which concern college reading instruction. Karen Pelz describes an intensive approach to teaching reading and writing which entails: (1) special classes for underprepared students; (2) standard administration of freshman reading tests; (3) teaching reading and writing together; (4) using the same instructor to teach Basic English and Analytical Reading employing a related syllabus and complementary materials; (5) gearing the instructional approach to the students' actual level rather than to an expected level; (6) coordination with related student services; and (7) emphasizing the value of reading and writing. In another article, Michael Kahn provides suggestions for effective notetaking, which outline student and teacher responsibilities, use of abbreviations and short hand notation, paraphrasing, and determining the main idea and supporting details from lectures and texts. In the third paper, Robert C. Gerace discusses the use of videotapes in the improvement of comprehension. The videotape, "The Fine Art of Seeing," and related materials which introduce in layman's terms the techniques employed by artists in the creation of a painting, are examined as aids in fostering motivation and achievement in humanities courses. Gerace considers the usefulness of relying upon the text for content and the tape for appreciation of technique. (MB)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Community Colleges, Comprehension, Humanities Instruction, Intellectual Development, Program Descriptions, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Study Skills, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges, Videotape Recordings, Writing Skills
Developmental Studies Center, Bangor Community College, Eastport Hall, Bangor, Maine 04401 (on a subscription basis)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Journal prepared by the International Reading Association's Special Interest Group for Two Year Colleges