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Bowers-Campbell, Joy – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2015
The following study is part of a larger study exploring reading identity in students who were placed into a mandatory developmental reading class because of low scores on college placement exams. Sociocultural theories of learning framed the qualitative study. Although the larger study addressed two overarching questions related to reading…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Reading, Correlation
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Bauer, Laurie; Theado, Connie Kendall – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2014
This article describes the results of a research synthesis that analyzed more than 60 articles published in the "Journal of College Reading and Learning" ("JCRL") between 2005 and 2013. The goal for the research was to gain understanding about the extent to which the social turn in literacy studies is impacting postsecondary…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Social Influences, Teaching Methods, Postsecondary Education
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Ferguson, Kristen; Brown, Natalya; Piper, Linda – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2014
This article reports on student surveys and faculty interviews with regard to a university pilot project of a common book program for first-year students. We found that a minority of students read the book and the book was integrated into only some faculty members' courses. First-year students varied in their perceptions of the impact the project…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Cantrell, Susan Chambers; Correll, Pamela; Clouse, Jane; Creech, Kimberly; Bridges, Sharon; Owens, Danielle – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2013
In this study, we investigated the self-efficacy beliefs and sources of self-efficacy among first-year college students placed in developmental reading courses. Students enrolled in developmental reading were compared to students who were not placed in developmental reading courses in terms of self-efficacy in various contexts and sources of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes, College Freshmen, Developmental Studies Programs
Perin, Dolores; Bork, Rachel Hare; Peverly, Stephen T.; Mason, Linda H. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2013
Two experiments were conducted with developmental education students to investigate the impact of a contextualized intervention focusing on written summarization and other reading and writing skills. In experiment 1 (n = 322), greater gain was found for intervention than comparison participants on three summarization measures: proportion of main…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Leist, Cathy W.; Woolwine, Mark A.; Bays, Cathy L. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of a critical thinking rubric as an assessment of reading achievement for students enrolled in a reading intervention course. A reading prompt and scoring rubric, based on Richard Paul and Linda Elder's critical thinking framework, were created to assess critical reading in an intervention…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Intervention, Reading Skills, Scoring Rubrics
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Mongillo, Geraldine; Wilder, Hilary – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2012
This qualitative study focused on at-risk college freshmen's ability to read and write expository text using game-like, online expository writing activities. These activities required participants to write descriptions of a target object so that peers could guess what the object was, after which they were given the results of those guesses as…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), College Freshmen, Expository Writing, Reading Strategies
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Gruenbaum, Elizabeth A. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2012
Many college students struggle with the literacy skills needed to be successful in higher education (Bettinger & Long, 2009; Snyder, Tan, & Hoffman, 2004). The difficulties emerge within students' capabilities in reading and writing. Students must be taught the skills needed to be successful to complete the tasks assigned in college classes and in…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Skills, Literacy, Secondary Education
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Sandberg, Kate – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2011
Teaching college students how to read online effectively is an important area of concern. Libraries have become digitized with online articles and e-books; e-textbooks are available and used; and instructors routinely assign online articles of some length. It is critical that instructors who teach reading at the college level understand the theory…
Descriptors: College Students, Literature Reviews, Electronic Learning, Electronic Journals
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Anderson, Trela; Kim, Ji Young – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2011
This article describes how Fayetteville State University's Reading Across the Curriculum (RAC) model developed for use with underprepared students can effectively improve the literacy and academic language skills of those students. The primary goals and objectives of the RAC program are to train faculty members from various disciplines to create…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Language Skills, Success, Models
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Paulson, Eric J. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2006
The field of college developmental reading does not have a unified, agreed-upon approach to creating effective and efficient readers at the college level, as Reynolds and Werner (2003) have pointed out. For example, Keefe and Meyer (1991) assert the appropriateness of a holistic, whole-language approach for adult readers, while Bohr (2003)…
Descriptors: College Students, Teaching Methods, Reading Skills, Reading Habits
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Linderholm, Tracy – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2006
In college-level courses, the vast majority of students read expository textbooks with a primary purpose in mind: to memorize and, hopefully, understand enough information to receive a particular grade on a course exam. Intuitively, this kind of reading is different than the kind of reading that these same students do when reading a novel while…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Memorization, Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies
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Griswold, W. Gary – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2006
Little research has discussed how writing center tutors can help postsecondary students develop skill in reading. Via individual interviews, this investigator collected data from eleven writing center tutors at a large urban public university. Analysis of this data suggests that while nearly all of the tutors lacked specific knowledge of how…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Tutors, Interviews
Caverly, David C.; Nicholson, Sheila A.; Radcliffe, Richard – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2004
Two studies examined the short- and long-term effects of teaching strategic reading to first-year college students in a stand-alone course. In study one, developmental readers (N=36) learned PLAN, a strategic reading heuristic. Significant pretest-posttest growth was found using cognitive, metacognitive, and affective measures, though no gain was…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Standardized Tests, Core Curriculum, Reading Skills