ERIC Number: ED234372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct-20
Reference Count: 0
Improving Study Habits and Attitudes in the College Content Class: A Replication Study.
Olson, Mary W.; Gillis, M. K.
To determine if integrating course content with reading study skills would (1) increase student learning of course content and (2) improve students' general reading achievement, one section of a reading education course for preservice teachers was taught reading study skills along with course content; two sections were given no classroom instruction but instead were enrolled as tutors for public school children; and one control section was taught course content but not reading study skills. Although the four groups showed no significant differences in achievement on either the Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test or a study attitudes test, the experimental section scored significantly higher on tests covering course content and study habits. Test results indicated that teaching effective study skills helped students master course content. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Western College Reading and Learning Association and the Texas Association of Development Educators (Austin, TX, October 20, 1983).