ERIC Number: ED182733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Speed Reading/Scholarship Skills for Gifted High School Students.
Tompkins, Stephen R.
A speed reading/scholarship skills course was offered to college-bound students in the Dallas, Texas, school system in 1977-78. Approximately 1,700 students took the 60-day elective course in 20 different high schools. As measured by the Nelson-Denny Standardized Reading Test and compared to college freshman norms, students registered the following gains: over one year in vocabulary; one year, five months in comprehension; and four years, seven months in reading speed. The course has three areas of emphasis: reading efficiency, as measured by increased speed and comprehension; study efficiency; and college efficiency. A follow-up questionnaire mailed to students upon whom the course had been field tested, after they had spent one year in college, indicated that students had retained and used many of the skills they had been taught in the course. (MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (24th, Atlanta, GA, April 23-27, 1979)