ERIC Number: ED234295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Computer-Assisted Study Skills Improvement Program.
Brown, William F.; Forristall, Dorothy Z.
The Computer-Assisted Study Skills Improvement Program (CASSIP) is designed to help students develop effective study skills and academic attitudes, thus increasing their potential for scholastic success. The program contains four integrated items: Study Skills Surveys; Study Skills Modules, Study Skills Notebook; and Study Skills Test. The surveys are used to identify students needing improvement in study organization, techniques, and/or motivation. The computer provides interactive instruction on study skills and academic attitudes via the ten Study Skills Modules: (1) managing time; (2) improving memory; (3) taking lecture notes; (4) reading textbooks; (5) taking examinations; (6) writing themes and reports; (7) making oral reports; (8) improving scholastic motivation; (9) improving interpersonal relations; and (10) improving concentration. Students use the notebooks to take notes and answer questions about the concepts and methods presented by the computer. Counselors and instructors use the study skills test to identify students requiring additional help in learning the recommended concepts and methods. A fifth item, the Effective Study Exercises, is available to provide activities which support, clarify, and demonstrate the concepts and methods presented in the modules. The program was field-tested at three universities, and statistical analyses showed significant improvement in student study skills and academic attitudes. (WAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College Personnel Association (Houston, TX, March 13-16, 1983).