ERIC Number: ED351584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Reading for Technical and Business Personnel.
Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ.
This document offers materials for a 40-hour course aimed at helping employees read more efficiently by increasing their comprehension, retention, and test-taking skills. The course was part of a workplace literacy project developed by Mercer County Community College (New Jersey) and its partners. The document contains the following: (1) a course outline; (2) instructional directions; (3) handouts on study and test-taking tips; (4) a multiple-choice test; (5) sheets on which to record scores on reading drills; and (6) fill-in-the-blank vocabulary exercises for learners. The topics covered in the course are as follows: reading for a purpose; the "survey, question, read, recite, and review" study method; finding the main idea; understanding inference; reading and interpreting information presented in graphs, charts, and maps; interpreting printed directions; methods and strategies for test-taking; a group project to design a test; improving individuals' rate of reading; and vocabulary skills. Ten references are listed. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Basic Skills, Charts, Functional Reading, Graphs, Illustrations, Instructional Materials, Learning Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Reading Rate, Reading Skills, Retention (Psychology), Test Wiseness, Vocabulary Skills, Word Recognition, Word Study Skills, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ.