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ERIC Number: EJ906036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1079-0195
Effects of Various Methods of Assigning and Evaluating Required Reading in One General Education Course
Hilton, John L., III; Wilcox, Brad; Morrison, Timothy G.; Wiley, David A.
Journal of College Reading and Learning, v41 n1 p7-28 Fall 2010
Different approaches to creating out-of-class reading assignments for university general education courses might affect the amount of time students actually spend reading. Five instructors of a required religion/philosophy class used different approaches to assign out-of-class reading. Subsequently, their students (n = 504) were surveyed about their reading completion, their motivation to read, and ways that out-of-class readings affected their learning and personal study habits. Results showed that students who were assigned to read for a specific number of minutes outside of class completed the task more consistently than those who received other forms of reading assignments. Results also indicated that students who were graded on their outside reading completed it more frequently than those who were not graded. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Utah