ERIC Number: ED182736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Study Skills Remediation: Beneficial Effects of Individualized Skill Training.
Dobrovolny, Jacqueline L.; McCombs, Barbara L.
It was hypothesized that a study skills package, based on active information strategies and incorporating test taking techniques, could be very beneficial to students enrolled in one of the four technical specialties courses in the Air Force Instructional System, a computer managed instructional system. The study skills materials consisted of self-study modules in the areas of reading comprehension, memorization, concentration management, and test taking skills. Evaluation of the program results indicated that consistent student training time reductions and performance gains were obtained using the study skills materials for students identified as deficient in certain basic skill areas. Results also indicated that including course instructors in the initial design and implementation of the project greatly facilitated the transition of the materials from a research program to ongoing, permanent aspects of the course. (MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980)