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ERIC Number: EJ880569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 82
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1932-202X
An Investigation of the SOAR Study Method
Jairam, Dharma; Kiewra, Kenneth A.
Journal of Advanced Academics, v20 n4 p602-629 Sum 2009
Students are rarely taught how to study. When study strategy instruction occurs, weak strategies are often advocated or strategies are presented in a hodgepodge leaving students without a systematic study plan. This experiment investigated a systematic study plan called SOAR that includes the components of "S"election, "O"rganization, "A"ssociation, and "R"egulation. College students read a text about wildcats and then studied provided materials using their preferred study method, the systematic SOAR method, or parts of the SOAR method in preparation for fact and relationship tests. For relationship learning, the integrated SOAR study method was superior to preferred study methods or methods using parts of the SOAR system. For fact learning, the combination of Selection and Organization proved best. Association and Regulation processes somehow disrupted fact learning. (Contains 4 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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