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ERIC Number: ED246726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Playing the Game of School.
Brown, Charles I.; And Others
Ways to succeed in school and advice on reading books and textbooks are covered in four essays. The analogy of playing the "game of school" and preparing for and playing a sport is developed by Charles I. Brown in two essays. Study activities that are designed to be done before, during, and after class are suggested to help the student maximize school success. Pre-class activities include exploring the subject of the class, reading the first chapter of the required text before the first class, and making a schedule. During-class study activities pertain to student motivation, attitudes, and participation, while post-class activities include review of course material. An essay on reading a book by Peggy O. Stubbs outlines steps that can promote learning before the student has read an entire chapter. These steps include reading the preface, the table of contents, and chapter summaries as an introductory exercise. Finally, the game of reading a textbook is the subject of the final essay by Jean C. Broers. The following phases of game playing are addressed: examining different sections of the text, developing an attitude of interest in the text, and mastering necessary techniques and skills. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kappa Delta Pi, Fayetteville, NC. Omicron Beta Chapter.