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ERIC Number: EJ977873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1538-1927
Reading Acceleration Program: The Effect of Concentrated Practice on Reading Skills
Pilotti, Maura; Martinez, Edward; Broderick, Tyler; Caballero, Sharon; LaGrange, Linda
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v11 n4 p351-365 Oct 2012
A well-established principle in the literature on learning, which maintains that variability of practice enhances long-term retention, served as the foundation of a summer program intended to ameliorate reading skills in incoming freshmen. During a 4-week period, students received reading instruction in the context of four areas: humanities, social/behavioral sciences, natural/physical sciences and visual arts. Reading scores increased for most participants from pre- to post-testing. Attitudes towards basic skills such as reading, writing, cooperative work and public speaking also improved from pre- to post-testing. (Contains 3 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Mexico
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