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ERIC Number: ED082162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 133
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Natural Reading Rate Training and Psychological Correlates of Success.
Mattern, Patrick Michael
The purpose of this investigation was to identify the superior method of accelerating reading rate without the use of mechanical assists. A secondary purpose was to identify personality characteristics which might serve as predictors of success in reading rate. Thirty volumteer college level students completed an unstructured course in reading rate acceleration, and 27 completed a structured course in reading rate acceleration. Structure was defined as the presence of a maximum number of clues and directions in coursework. Unstructured treatment lacked many of these clues and directions. Instructional materials included printed matter from prepared reading acceleration programs, national publications, daily newspapers, and currently available novellas. The structured reading classes (SRR) provided practice in perfecting a reading rate method. The unstructured reading classes (URR) experimented with a variety of techniques. The results indicated that both groups significantly improved their reading rates. The SRR students recorded more progress than the URR group. No personality characteristics correlated with the ability to profit from rate instruction. (WR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Syracuse University