ERIC Number: ED200957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
The Effect of the Cherry Hill Study Skills Program on Eighth Grade Students' Reading Comprehension and Study Skills.
La Marca, Marilyn Tierney
A study was conducted to determine the effects of the "Cherry Hill Study Skills Program" on eighth grade students' reading comprehension and study skills. The "Cherry Hill Study Skills Program" is a process oriented course dealing with the sequential development of nine specific skills deemed essential to the retrieval and retention of information (listening, main ideas, inferences, taking notes, following directions, parts of textbooks, surveying, locating specific information, and taking tests). Sixty-four students from two eighth grade classes were chosen for the study. The experimental group consisted of 32 students who followed the Cherry Hill curriculum, while the control group was composed of 30 students who were taught using content area reading materials. The results indicated that while the Cherry Hill program did not significantly increase eighth grade students' comprehension scores, it was highly effective in increasing their study skills. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M. A. Thesis, Kean College of New Jersey.