ERIC Number: ED201948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Developing Academic Coping Skills for Minority Students.
Tarpey, Elizabeth; And Others
This paper describes the Study Skills program at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, a project designed to help students from diverse backgrounds and educational experiences to successfully complete their undergraduate education. The materials focus on specific academic competencies such as taking notes, designing a self-management system, giving oral reports, completing assigned readings, and taking tests. Changes in the project class over the past 10 years are reviewed and the current class structure is presented in which students meet in small heterogeneous groups for 2 hours each week over a 10 week period. A laboratory learning environment is detailed in which students learn effective communication skills, assertion, and academic goal classification, and profit from specific experiences in goal setting, time management, and decision making. Findings from evaluations of the program are reviewed, indicating the students' improved scores on self-concept measures, study habits measures, and grade point averages. Student self-reports of easier adjustment to college life and greater self-assurance are also discussed. (Author/ NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Atlanta, GA, March 26-29, 1980).