ERIC Number: ED184054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Teaching College Survival Skills in High School.
Richter, Margaret; Santeusanio, Richard P.
A college survival skills course, designed to help college-bound high school seniors develop an efficient, organized approach to college reading and study skills, is described in this paper. After outlining the steps taken in developing and promoting the course, the paper notes favorable reactions to it, lists the course textbooks, and describes the pre- and posttests administered to students. It then describes the course content, showing how it is designed to promote skills in the areas of systematic listening, note taking, development of college level vocabulary, studying for and taking college examinations, and scheduling and organizing time. It tells how guest lecturers, including students currently enrolled in college, are called upon to discuss a number of areas, including physical and social problems of college students; financial aid and planning; the specialized language of technical, science-based courses and laboratories; the need to formulate individual goals; and the selection process used by college admissions officers. The paper concludes by outlining the reading and academic skills developed throughout the course and by discussing the use of questions, vocabulary exercises, and famous quotations to develop basic comprehension skills. (GT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association (23rd, Boston, MA, November 1-3, 1979).