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ERIC Number: ED043460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Pages: 7
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An Experimental Investigation of the Effectiveness of A College Reading and Study Skills Course for Freshmen Students Enrolled in Scientific Courses of Study.
Keetz, Mary A.
An investigation was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of a reading and study skills program for students taking a great number of courses that require quantitative reasoning, as well as other skills. Subjects were 53 freshmen enrolled at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. All of the subjects had failed one or more courses. A battery of reading and study skills tests was administered to all subjects, and, based on test results, students were divided into experimental and control groups. The course included 13 sessions. Effectiveness of the course was determined by comparing the two groups on the various criterion measures employed in the study. Results showed no statistically significant differences between the groups in reading rate and comprehension of usual college materials, comprehension of science materials, and ability to read and study a textbook assignment. Several educational implications are pointed out, and references are included. (NH)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Reading Association conference, Anaheim, Cal., May 6-9, 1970