ERIC Number: ED059842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Individualization of Instruction in a Reading and Study Skills Center with Junior College and/or Open Door Policy Students.
Cartwright, Hyla D.
The analysis of individual learning styles and the application of the results of the analyses to realistic learning situations are the basic goals of a Wisconsin college reading and study skills program. In the 1-year required program, beginning college students deficient in reading hear a series of lectures on effective study habits, reading skills, and ways of diagnosing and modifying study behaviors. They are given individual help through testing and counseling in the analysis of their own study behaviors. They are shown how to plan effective study schedules and are assisted in finding ways to overcome certain avoidance mechanisms they may have built up. The author ends with a word of caution that instructors in similar programs not be taken in by commercial packaging and programing of materials, but rely on personal attention to student needs instead as a basis of instruction. References are included. (MS)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, College Freshmen, College Programs, College Students, Educationally Disadvantaged, Individualized Instruction, Learning, Reading Centers, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, Study Skills
National Reading Conference, Inc., Marquette University, 1217 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 53233
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Tampa, Fla., Dec. 1971