ERIC Number: ED454653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-13
Lessons for Everyone: How Students with Reading-Related Learning Disabilities Survive and Excel in College Courses with Heavy Reading Requirements.
A study investigated what reading and study strategies students with identified reading-related learning disabilities employ at the post-secondary setting and how the use of strategies differ for students who succeed in particular courses versus those who do not do as well. Nine students with reading-related learning disabilities participated in the study. Recommended successful strategies for college students with reading-related learning disabilities include: (1) develop a plan for effective time management that includes doing a little work each day; (2) take care of yourself; (3) make connections between what you are doing in different classes and future plans; (4) choose your courses carefully so that you have a balance of courses that will be hard and easy for you; (5)talk to others to get information and get to know instructors and teaching assistants to find out what they expect; (6) find and use mentors; (7) find and use a supportive peer group; (8) have drive and passion; (9) be open to asking for and receiving help; (10) take responsibility for yourself; (11) predict assessments; (12) match work to assessments; and (13) modify your strategies based on feedback. Recommendations for institutions are also included. (Contains 35 references and 5 tables.) (CR)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies, Reading Difficulties, Student Behavior, Study Habits, Study Skills, Success, Teaching Methods
For full text: http://www.cast.org/ruzic/aera2001.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Seattle, WA, April 10-14, 2001).