ERIC Number: ED248760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Integrating Study Skills and Orientation Courses. College Reading and Learning Assistance Technical Report 84-07.
King, James R.; And Others
A college-level integrated study skills and orientation course is described. The unique aspect of the course is that learning/teaching occurs in the context of the university environment. Learning experiences generally utilized with this approach to reading and study skills instruction are illustrated by the following projects: an organized notetaking approach for lectures, a reading-study approach for textbook study, a test-taking skills unit, a vocabulary development component, class meetings outside the classroom, and a college survival manual. Included as Appendix A is a course outline indicating topics, activity, assignment, materials, and campus location for each of the 14 weeks of the course. Other appended materials include: an outline of the Cornell Method for taking class notes, a list of 300 practical words for college survival, instructions for developing a collection of words that personally interest the student, a library research assignment, an assignment for a group presentation on how to study a particular college-level subject; and instructions for developing a college survival manual. This survival manual consists of students' own writings and includes tips on registration procedures and other activities, an academic referral section with information on resource centers on campus, and guidelines for reading and studying. A list of references is also provided. (SW)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Students, Course Descriptions, Guides, Learning Experience, Libraries, Library Skills, Notetaking, Postsecondary Education, Reading Skills, Research Skills, School Orientation, Student Developed Materials, Student Personnel Services, Study Skills, Test Wiseness, Training, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents, see HE 017 623-626.