ERIC Number: ED177491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Helping Returning Students Remain.
O'Hear, Michael F.; O'Hear, Elaine M.
A course in reading and learning techniques was designed for returning students at the Indiana University/Purdue University campus at Fort Wayne, Indiana. The first part of the course concerns study skills such as listening and notetaking, text reading, test taking, time management, and vocabulary development. An individualized segment of the course is based on the results of a diagnostic reading test with emphasis on improving reading comprehension. The third segment of the class involves an introduction to the campus and its offerings. In this segment, deans of the university's five divisions discuss their programs, and presentations are made by counseling personnel, the placement director, and the coordinator of academic support services. Over 80% of the students who have enrolled in this course the first four times it has been offered are now taking further coursework either at this college or at a neighboring college. (MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (12th, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 7-10, 1979)