The lowest third of the freshman class, those predicted to have the most trouble in college, participated in the study skills course herein described. These students achieved at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) as frequently as students ranked in the upper two-thirds of the freshman class. This article describes the course and the means by which its effectiveness was assessed.
Heinrichs, A., & Lehnert, L. (1986). Using Direct Instruction in a College Skills Course. Reading Horizons, 27 (1). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol27/iss1/5