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ERIC Number: ED453240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 19
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The Strategies-for-Achievement Approach (stACH) for Teaching "Study Skills."
Tuckman, Bruce W.
A complete course, curriculum, and textbook were developed to teach college level "study skills" using an educational, psychology-based strategies-for-achievement (stACH) approach. The approach involved teaching students four major achievement strategies: (1) taking reasonable risk; (2) taking responsibility for outcomes; (3) searching the environment (for information); and (4) using feedback. Each of these was divided into two substrategies based on more specific study needs. The course was originally taught in classrooms, and then was converted to a technology-based instructional modal called Active Discovery and Participation through Technology (ADAPT). The effectiveness of the course in terms of increasing student grade point average (GPA) was demonstrated in both settings. GPA increased in the term in which the course was taken for 92 students in the traditional classroom setting. A comparison of 37 students taking the course in the technology setting with 37 students not taking the course yielded significant differences in GPA in favor of course takers, especially among African Americans. (Contains 2 tables and 25 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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