The purpose of this study was to determine whether instruction in certain critical reading skills would improve the overall reading ability of college freshmen. The skills of recognizing assumptions, reasoning deductively, interpreting, drawing inferences, and evaluating arguments were the critical reading skills chosen for inclusion in this study. Besides the primary purpose cited, the procedures used in this study provided opportunities to investigate related questions.
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