Proposal Abstract

Study guides are a form of test preparation for students, which instructors may or may not use. Although seemingly innocuous, students sometimes demand them, while some instructors refuse to provide them. What underlying perceptions led to this dichotomy? This SoTL research project looks at how both students and instructors understand the role of test study guides. This session will present and evaluate data from surveys taken by college students and professors on their perception of test study guides, and will also invite the audience to make their own observations and to draw conclusions from the information. It will address when study guides are appropriate, how study guides are useful to student learning, and how they are helpful to instructors in achieving learning outcomes. Overall, the session aims to make sense of the use (or non-use) of study guides for student learning.

Location

Room 2904

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 10th, 9:00 AM Mar 10th, 9:45 AM

Study Guides: To Give or Not to Give? That is the Question!

Room 2904

Study guides are a form of test preparation for students, which instructors may or may not use. Although seemingly innocuous, students sometimes demand them, while some instructors refuse to provide them. What underlying perceptions led to this dichotomy? This SoTL research project looks at how both students and instructors understand the role of test study guides. This session will present and evaluate data from surveys taken by college students and professors on their perception of test study guides, and will also invite the audience to make their own observations and to draw conclusions from the information. It will address when study guides are appropriate, how study guides are useful to student learning, and how they are helpful to instructors in achieving learning outcomes. Overall, the session aims to make sense of the use (or non-use) of study guides for student learning.