ERIC Number: ED190989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Aiding High-Risk Students to Become Efficient Readers and Persistent Learners: Effective Teaching Methods and Materials.
Warming, Eloise O.
Postsecondary institutions must continue to provide remedial and compensatory courses for those entering students whose deficient reading and writing skills preclude their academic success or survival. A keystone to academic survival and success is the reading/study skills course that takes into account learner characteristics in both the cognitive and affective domains, that helps students learn to read college-level materials, that shows students how to think logically and critically, and that develops efficient study skills. The most effective reading/study skills courses are those providing active learning to produce mathemagenic outcomes--behaviors that insure continued learning. Activities requiring oral interaction are especially helpful. Another factor significantly related to successful college reading programs is informing students of their strengths and weaknesses so they can set realistic goals for course outcomes. Giving attention to students' cognitive styles is also important when reading teachers are structuring learning environments and class activities. (Materials and methods for these and other essential components of college reading programs are discussed.) (RL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; 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).