ERIC Number: ED458534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Forced Processing Tactics To Increase Reading Rates, Comprehension and Vocabulary Skills with College Students.
Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Seevers, Randy; Thomas, Joan
The improvement of college students' reading rate and comprehension is a major educational concern. Many students arrive at college unprepared for the massive amount of required reading. This study presents several attempts to improve vocabulary, reading rate, and comprehension and addresses tangential issues related to the improvement of reading at the college level. Students were asked to indicate the number of credit hours taken, hours worked outside of school, and number of children in the home. These were used as co-variates to examine their influence on reading rate, comprehension, and vocabulary. The results are examined within an information processing context. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research (Lahti, Finland, September 22-25, 1999).