ERIC Number: ED208372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
High Yield Study Skills Instruction.
Davis, Archie; Clark, Elvis
The techniques of chapter mapping, reading chapter keys, and "T-note" making can help a student overcome immediate academic problems and stimulate student interest in taking a more thorough study skills course at a later time. Completed chapter maps provide the student with several immediate benefits, including a one-page list of all topics discussed in the chapter, a visual overview of the chapter's scope and sequence, and a single reference page to look at while the instructor lectures. The ten keys to textbook previewing are the (1) title, (2) introduction, (3) summary, (4) pictures and maps, (5) chapter questions, (6) subtopic titles, (7) first paragraphs following the subtopics, (8) first sentences of paragraphs, (9) special print (italics), and (10) bold print (usually for technical vocabulary). The T-note making system organizes information on a notebook page, letting important information stand out on the left side, while support material is grouped and arranged on the right side with special or general information labeled and placed in the center portions of the page. (RL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Note Taking; Outlining
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Plains Regional Conference of the International Reading Association (9th, Des Moines, IA, October 22-24, 1981).