ERIC Number: ED173770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Improving Content Area Performance through Improving Student Study Skills.
Shepherd, David L.
Students should be taught a variety of study skills, so that these skills will develop into habits that free them to think about the information presented in their textbooks. Although the study skills are common to all content areas, their application varies with each specific subject. Perhaps the foremost skill is attacking the assignment, which may be accomplished through the SQ3R formula (survey, question, read, recite, review), a method in which teachers should provide guidance. Next, students need to see the organization of the information. They should be taught about the organization of books, chapters, and chapter sections and about the structure of paragraphs. They also need to be taught and given practice in ways of summarizing and taking notes, and they may need to be taught how to record answers to questions. If students are working on independent assignments, they need specific instruction in locating and synthesizing information, including delineating the problem, noting entry terms to use in locating information, using library skills, reading to get information, and writing and giving the report. Other study skills that are needed are the ability to use graphic aids and to read directions. All these skills must be implemented and practiced in each of the content disciplines. (GT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the West Virginia University Reading Center (1st, Morgantown, West Virginia, June 27-29, 1979)