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ERIC Number: ED351584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ.