ERIC Number: ED186879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Piggybacking Reading and Study Skills onto College Courses.
Moran, Patrick J.
At the University of California, Riverside, a structured, formal adjunct program coordinated with large introductory courses has been developed to improve students' reading and study skills. The program uses adjunct instructors who are specialists in reading and study skills and who are familiar with the content areas. Skills taught include time management, efficient textbook reading, note taking from texts and lectures, and test reviewing and taking. During the 1978-79 academic year adjunct courses were taken by 496 students in biology, black studies, Chicano studies, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. Chemistry and religious studies adjuncts were requested for the 1979-80 academic year. Evaluations from faculty and students indicate that the program is effective in improving study skills, grade performance, and academic progress during the quarter. (DF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (25th, St. Louis, MO, May 5-9, 1980).