ERIC Number: EJ1025546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Read Long and Prosper: Five Do's and Don'ts for Preparing Students for College
McDaniel, Kathryn N.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v87 n2 p83-87 2014
Too often, students reach college without the learning, critical thinking, and literacy skills they need to succeed in higher education. Recent educational trends that promote teaching to the test, short reading and writing assignments, group work, and technological resources contribute to students' difficulties transitioning to college-level work. Instead, students need practice in sustaining attention to longer readings and writing exercises, researching through more traditional library methods, learning from a variety of teaching styles, and working individually to show subject mastery and creativity. These five Do's and Don'ts of preparing students for college represent a college professor's wish-list of secondary classroom experiences to help students make a smooth transition to higher education.
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Teaching Methods, Attention, College Preparation, Secondary School Students, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Reading Assignments, Reading Materials, Writing Assignments, Independent Study, Cognitive Style, Educational Technology, Handwriting, Notetaking
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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