ERIC Number: ED365871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Learning To Read Office Technology Publications.
Faulkner, Ann B.; And Others
This guide is designed to offer interesting, authentic practice in reading college-level technical textbooks and periodical articles. The book contains actual reading assignments and strategies to help students improve comprehension and to develop metacognitive insight into their own reading processes. The guide is presented in three levels, each organized around a theme. The Level 1 materials, which provide the most support and direction for students, all relate to "A Future in Office Technology" (four publications). In Level 2, where there is slightly less support, the topic is "Office Technology Workers" (four publications). In Level 3, where the greatest independence is asked of students, the publications all relate to "Ergonomics in Office Technology" (two publications). The final assignment is an essay question requiring a comparison of the two Level 3 articles. Each selection includes before, during, and after reading exercises, followed by the publication, and an answer key. An annotated bibliography lists 10 publications and includes information about the ways in which articles and guides are related. (KC)
Descriptors: College Preparation, Compensatory Education, Developmental Studies Programs, Educationally Disadvantaged, Higher Education, Human Factors Engineering, Instructional Materials, Metacognition, Office Automation, Office Occupations Education, Reading Comprehension, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Skill Development, Study Guides, Teaching Methods, Textbooks
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Students
Sponsor: Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Brookhaven Coll., TX.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
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