ERIC Number: ED039866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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The Reading-Study Skills Problems of Students in Community Colleges of the City University of New York.
Bossone, Richard M.
Problems in the reading and study skills of students in City University of New York (CUNY) community colleges are the subject of this report. Questionnaires asking for information on factors related to these problems were completed by 496 CUNY students. Results indicate that, among other things: (1) there is a high correlation between reading and study problems and physical, psychological, intellectual, and environmental factors such as physical fatigue, ability to concentrate on and understand assignments, worry about grades and reading ability, lack of encouragement to read by friends and parents, a distracting home environment, and lack of interest in teaching reading at the high school level; and, (2) most reading and studying problems involve comprehension, study, critical reading, and vocabulary skills. Questionnaires were also sent to the individuals in charge of reading or basic study programs at the participating community colleges. Responses indicate that while three of six participating colleges have reading and study programs, they also have space, material, or academic support problems. (JO)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York