Developing study skills in the middle school

Mullins, Patricia Anne. (1986) Developing study skills in the middle school. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Once a student learns how to read, he is ready for the transfer to 'reading to learn'. Recognizing the value of guiding our students toward growth in learning how to learn, the concern of the classroom teacher is to assist his students in developing a systematic approach to study. -- The concept of 'reading to learn', or study reading, is a necessary component of the reading development process. In order for such a development to be realized by our students, basic skills should be utilized as 'essentials' or 'tools' of a study skills instructional program. -- This writer has chosen four general areas to be considered when one is developing a study skills program: (1) locating information; (2) interpreting graphs and visual aids; (3) organizing information; and (4) applying systems of study reading. Each component is described in the text, and two appendices are included so that teachers who wish to develop their own study skills program may have access to a reasonably extensive list of resources in the area. Application of the various aspects discussed in this thesis will be dependent upon the interaction of the specific students and teachers involved. -- The 'essentials of study skills' described in this paper are perceived as a framework whereby students' awareness of the efficacy of a study skills program can be actualized. As the student becomes an active participant in his own learning process, the interaction of the concepts of knowledge, meaning, and understanding can become increasingly apparent. -- With the dedication and commitment of administrators and teachers toward devising and implementing procedural guidelines for establishing a study skills program, our students may well have an avenue available by means of which they may become proficient learners.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7978
Item ID: 7978
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves [52]-62.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1986
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Study skills; Reading comprehension

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