ERIC Number: ED109596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: N/A
Reading Improvement Program.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves 250 students a year at a small-town junior college. The first- and second-year college students, primarily white, are from families earning between $6,000 and $15,000 annually. The program began in 1964 and offers two elective college reading courses that are open to college students and community adults. Minicourses in reading are also available for special-interest groups such as practical nursing majors, accelerated high school students, and local teachers. The beginning course includes an initial diagnosis of the student's skills using standardized and informal tests. With the help of the teacher, each student develops a plan for improvement using the instructional materials and machines in the reading lab. The courses are organized to meet formally twice a week for a combination of lectures, discussions, and individual work. Discussions and lectures cover such topics as the structure and functions of sentences, how to deal effectively with the reading in a specific type of course, and useful techniques in taking exams. A third hour per week is devoted exclusively to individual lab work. (RB/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northeastern Junior Coll., Sterling, CO.