ERIC Number: ED214111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-5
Reference Count: 0
Listening, Study Skills, and Reading: Measuring and Meeting College Freshman Needs in the 1980's.
McKibben, Mary Lou
After describing the development of a listening component in a university study skills curriculum, this paper presents ten assignments on effective listening skills for use as college study skills. The listening assignments are presented in a sequence beginning with focusing attention and following oral instructions precisely and ending with practice in critical thinking. These assignments are (1) role playing and discussing listening etiquette, (2) guidelines for following directions for assignments, (3) picking out the cues that lecturers and writers use to signal important ideas or structures, (4) using the five principles of learning (indicated by the acronym LISAN--lead/preparedness, ideas, signals, action, and notes), (5) listening to lectures, (6) evaluating lecture notes, (7) using newspaper articles as comprehension exercises in summarizing information, (8) discussing the characteristics of good and poor listeners, (9) analyzing magazines, and (10) preparing a critical reading and listening project in which students practice what they have learned in a critical reading and listening situation. Handouts used in these assignments are attached. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Note Taking
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Listening Association (3rd, Washington, DC, March 2-6, 1982).