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ERIC Number: ED250662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct-18
Pages: 41
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Students Who Have Completed Basic Skills Courses at La Guardia Community College: A Survey.
Zaritsky, Joyce; Brewer, Francine
Seventy-four students from basic reading courses were surveyed to determine if the courses helped them with the reading and studying they had to do in other areas. In addition, 58 "regular" students were asked to assess their reading abilities and reading and study skills needs. Results indicated that most basic reading students were satisfied with their courses. In general, they found the courses to be helpful in the classes they later took, and found the courses to be more useful than labs. In terms of skills taught, students indicated that vocabulary, summarizing, reading for main idea, and dictionary work were the most valuable. Many students expressed the desire to take additional reading courses (advanced reading and speed reading) and workshops. Regular students expressed similar desires for opportunities to improve their reading skills and get help with their assignments--in spite of the fact that the majority of these students rated themselves as good or excellent in most reading and study skills. Skills in which more than 15% of the regular students rated themselves as fair or unsatisfactory were (1) taking lecture notes, (2) using Latin and Greek affixes, and (3) library research. (Copies of the survey instruments are appended.) (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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