ERIC Number: ED153198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Reluctant Collegiate Reader.
Parker, Charlie W.; Argenti, Rudy M.
The effectiveness of an eight week college course for reading/study skills improvement was evaluated by pretesting and posttesting 152 students with the Nelson-Denny Reading Test and the Optimum Reading Achievement Test and running simple correlations between reading rate, comprehension, vocabulary, and 18 variables that included ACT scores, grade point averages, and subtest scores from the pretest/posttest instruments. The twelve general findings and conclusions that are enumerated and discussed in this document indicate that the reading program has significant positive effects on reading rate and comprehension regardless of the individual students' reading levels. Since all the students seemed to profit from the program, it is suggested that other colleges adopt similar systematic reading programs to help all students improve their reading skills. Tables of findings are included. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Report prepared at Troy State University ; Some tables may not reproduce clearly