ERIC Number: ED122261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Efficient Reading Courses for College Students.
Brown, James I.
An efficient reading skills course may be considered one of the most important reading courses a college student takes since it may be the last reading course taken; it may be a last chance to develop high-level reading proficiency. The instructor of such a course should keep in mind both the immediate scholastic improvement goals of the the students and their after-college needs. The attitudes and self-concepts of each individual student must be evaluated. Ideas which may become mental blocks to reading improvement need to be explored. For example, to enlist maximum student involvement from students who are convinced that rate improvement is the most important aspect of reading, instruction in rate improvement may be conducted initially, while the importance of vocabulary and comprehension are dealt with next. The reading process employed by each student should be analyzed and utilized in class instruction (e.g., Is the student an excellent scanner, but a poor study type reader?). The application of reading skills to lifelong reading habits should be emphasized, and increased reading interest should be an important objective of efficient reading courses. (MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (21st, Anaheim, California, May 1976)