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ERIC Number: EJ961149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1079-0195
Evaluating the Study Guide as a Tool for Increasing Students' Accountability for Reading the Textbook
Vandsburger, Etty; Duncan-Daston, Rana
Journal of College Reading and Learning, v42 n1 p6-23 Fall 2011
A successful lecture that includes meaningful class discussions requires students to be familiar with the topics covered in the assigned reading. However, because college students frequently do not complete such reading prior to class, instructors are faced with the challenge of finding methods that would encourage students to do so. The purpose of this study was to evaluate one method, a study guide, of holding students accountable for the reading. Forty-one students in two social work courses participated in this qualitative research. Students overall had a positive response to the study guide assignment and reported that it was a helpful tool to increase their reading of the textbook throughout the semester. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia