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Mayer, Richard E.; Fennell, Sherry; Farmer, Lindsay; Campbell, Julie – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2004
Students received a personalized or nonpersonalized version of a narrated animation explaining how the human respiratory system works. The narration for the nonpersonalized version was in formal style, whereas the narration for the personalized version was in conversational style in which "the" was changed to "your" in 12 places. In 3 experiments,…
Descriptors: Narration, Epistemology, Multimedia Instruction, Language Styles
Cipriano, Jeri S. – 1996
This book, designed for students in grades 4 to 6, provides advice to help them do homework independently and successfully. Part 1, "Developing Good Habits," presents exercises and tips on organization and time management, including a self-inventory of homework habits, assistance in goal setting, and designing a personal schedule. Part 2, "Getting…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Home Study, Homework, Intermediate Grades
Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ. – 1992
This document offers materials for a year-long course on general basic reading skills that was part of a workplace literacy project developed by Mercer County Community College (New Jersey), and its partners. The document contains the following: (1) outlines (each of which contains objectives, a topical outline, and list of textbooks) for two…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Basic Skills
Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ. – 1992
This document offers materials for a 16-hour course on reading and writing tasks performed by front-line hospital supervisors who have a high school education. The course was part of a workplace literacy project developed by Mercer County Community College (New Jersey) and its partners. The document begins with an explanation of the project, a…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Basic Skills
Bower, B. – Science News, 1990
Discussed are the results of a study which suggests that people remember more mathematics and other high school material when learning occurs spaced out over several years and when each subsequent session involves broader applications of previously learned information. Highlights of this study and related studies are presented. (CW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, College Mathematics, High Schools, Higher Education
Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ. – 1992
This document offers materials for a 40-hour course aimed at helping employees read more efficiently by increasing their comprehension, retention, and test-taking skills. The course was part of a workplace literacy project developed by Mercer County Community College (New Jersey) and its partners. The document contains the following: (1) a course…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Basic Skills
Fleming, Delryn R., Ed.; And Others – 1984
Papers in this journal issue were drawn from the proceedings of the 1984 conference of the Western College Reading and Learning Association, as well as articles submitted for juried selection, and focus on reading, learning assistance, developmental education, and tutorial services at the college level. Papers are divided into sections for…
Descriptors: Adults, Basic Skills, Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Delaney, Ed – Journal of Geography, 1991
Suggests using classroom discussion as a tool in learning geographical concepts and critical thinking skills. Provides structure for preparing class discussion in small group environments. Considers direct student participation to increase the likelihood of long-term retention and interpersonal skills development. Presents an example of discussion…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Geography Instruction, Instructional Materials