ERIC Number: ED240522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct-28
Reference Count: 0
Using Computer Assisted Instruction in a Reading and Study Skills Course.
Test wiseness programs and computer assisted study skills instruction (CASSI) were found to be valuable resources for college reading and study skills instructors and students at St. Cloud State University (Minnesota). Two booklets on test wiseness cues were reorganized and used as computer programs to allow the information to be presented outside class time, to encourage student involvement in the exercise, and to provide more variety in the instructional format. Written in an outline format, the first program explained each test wiseness cue and followed it with test items. A second program was added that included more clues and forced students to indicate the principle they were using to answer test questions. The CASSI program, which was included as an independent study module to the reading and study skills course, contained 12 lessons: (1) introduction to study skills, (2) motivation and achievement, (3) time management, (4) reading textbooks, (5) effective note taking, (6) concentration, (7) improving the memory, (8) procrastination, (9) studying for exams, (10) taking exams, (11) reducing test anxiety, and (12) writing papers. (Instructions for using CASSI are appended.) (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Central Reading Association (Minneapolis, MN, October 28-29, 1983).