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Yaworski, JoAnn – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2002
Gives instructions in nontechnical terms for building a simple web site using Netscape Navigator or Communicator's web editor. Presents six steps that include: organizing information, creating a page and a background, linking files, linking to Internet web pages, linking images, and linking an email address. Gives advice for sending the web page…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing, Higher Education, Secondary Education
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Yaworski, JoAnn – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2002
Presents a case study of a developmental college freshman that shows a dramatic change in spelling over the course of several weeks after completing self-instruction materials on phonics. Concludes that this case gives hope for adults with poor spelling habits and solicits suggestions from college instructors who work with students having similar…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Phonics
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Yaworski, JoAnn; Ibrahim, Nabil – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2001
Describes a vocabulary project in which developmental college students created and distributed word lists to the class, and provided and administered quizzes for their word lists. Finds that students who participated in the 1000-word project scored significantly higher on the Nelson-Denny Reading Test than students who studied vocabulary using…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Internet, Reading Improvement, Remedial Reading
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Yaworski, JoAnn – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2001
Notes that PowerPoint is an especially useful program for teaching text structure to college reading students. Discusses how this may be accomplished, as well as directions for creating a presentation from the preexisting templates and backgrounds provided in the program. Directs how to print overheads and handouts of the presentation. (SG)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Higher Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills
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Yaworski, JoAnn; Weber, Rose-Marie; Ibrahim, Nabil – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2000
Presents a report of 21 developmental college students speaking out about their success or failure in college. Discusses students' explanations of why they feel they were either successful or unsuccessful in obtaining high grades and/or honors in their pursuit of a higher degree. (SC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Developmental Studies Programs, High Risk Students
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Yaworski, JoAnn – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2000
Claims evidence from meta-analysis justifies the use of computer-based instruction in reading comprehension. Discusses specific applications of comprehension strategies that foster knowledge building and understanding. Provides annotated URLs for teaching critical reading and offers URLs for on-line programs and information on teaching critical…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Critical Reading, Educationally Disadvantaged, Higher Education
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Yaworski, JoAnn – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1998
Presents a case study of two "at-risk" students who started college with seemingly equal academic aptitudes but who achieved very different levels of success by the end of the first year. Questions the reasons for scholastic success or failure and prompts educators to explore the implications for developmental education. (RS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, College Students, Comparative Analysis