Handbook of College Reading and Study Strategy Research
Edited by Rona F. Flippo, David C. Caverly
Routledge – 1999 – 536 pages
The Handbook of College Reading and Study Strategy Research is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source available for college reading and study strategy practitioners and administrators. In this thorough and systematic examination of theory, research, and practice, college reading teachers will find information to make better instructional decisions, administrators will find justification for programmatic implementations, and professors will find in one book both theory and practice to better prepare graduate students to understand the parameters and issues of this field.
No other book currently provides a comprehensive collection of information, though college reading and study strategy programs continue to expand and can be found in four-year colleges, universities, community/junior colleges, medical schools, technical schools, and other postsecondary institutions around the world. The Handbook is an essential resource for professionals, researchers, and students as they continue to study, research, learn, and share more about college reading and study strategy issues and instruction.
"The Handbook of College Reading and Study Strategy Research…is one book that should be an acquisition for libraries, developmental studies departments, and professionals. The book offers an impressive collection of research, successful strategies, ideas for future investigation, references, and suggestions for additional reading….The consistent format of each chapter--a brief overview, research, application, topics for future study, and resources--makes this book readable as well as useful. Each chapter is clearly and concisely written and not bogged down with unnecessary academic jargon."
—Research and Teaching in Developmental Education
"This…volume is a very comprehensive assembly of what is presently known about education's often marginalized (but probably most necessary) area of study, College Reading and Study Skills. The Handbook of College Reading and Study Strategy Research appears to be an essential reference for any professional whose duties include authorizing, planning, developing, or delivering and assessing appropriate, effective educational opportunities for the numerous and varied under prepared potential post-secondary students that must be served today….Should be on the desk of anyone seriously involved in this field….Strongly recommended as a collection of critical information by developmental education's most credible authors."
—The Reading Professor
"This Handbook is needed, timely, and well assembled."
—Anthony V. Manzo
University of Missouri-Kansas City
"The title caught my attention immediately; I thought 'This is a book I want to get'….The chapter authors are among the most outstanding people in the field."
—Thomas G. Devine
University of Massachusetts-Lowell
"A very important undertaking…"
—Amelia E. El-Hindi
Texas Tech University
Contents: M. Maxwell, Foreword. Preface. N.A. Stahl, J.R. King, A History of College Reading. S.L. Pugh, F. Pawan, C. Antommarchi, Academic Literacy and the New College Learner. M.L. Simpson, S.N. Randall, Vocabulary Development at the College Level. S.L. Nist, J.L. Holschuh, Comprehension Strategies at the College Level. D.C. Caverly, V.P. Orlando, J-A.L. Mullen, Textbook Study Reading. M. Valeri-Gold, M.P. Deming, Reading, Writing, and the College Developmental Student. B.B. Armbruster, Taking Notes From Lectures. W.P. Allgood, V.J. Risko, M.C. Alvarez, M.M. Fairbanks, Factors That Influence Study. R.F. Flippo, M.J. Becker, D.M. Wark, Preparing for and Taking Tests. F.J. Pintozzi, M. Valeri-Gold, Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) Students. D.C. Caverly, C.L. Peterson, Technology and College Reading. L.L. Johnson, K. Carpenter, College Reading Programs. H.R. Boylan, B.S. Bonham, J.R. White, A.P. George, Evaluation of College Reading and Study Strategy Programs. R.F. Flippo, J.S. Schumm, Reading Tests.