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Porter, Heather D. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
This article presents a summation of the field's past contributions to understanding the nature of undergraduate reading practices and meaning making processes in relation to contemporary perspectives of disciplinary literacies. In presenting a synthesis of over 40 studies across interdisciplinary journals, the goal was to construct a generalized…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Scholarship, Interdisciplinary Approach, Content Area Reading
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Roth, Daniel – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
Although vocabulary instruction is a pressing need for postsecondary reading instructors, a minimal amount of current postsecondary scholarship addresses this need, and almost no current scholarship addresses the textbook tradition of morphemic analysis (MA). The present article reviews the literature on MA instruction and argues for teaching MA…
Descriptors: Morphemes, Developmental Studies Programs, Reading Instruction, Textbooks
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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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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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Lemire, David – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2001
Describes five approaches to learning styles that may be of interest to college teachers. Presents a short background to learning styles including some of the research that has been generated over the last couple of decades. Discusses the modalities approach, which refers to the three basic ways people learn: visually, auditorily, and haptically.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Educational Research, Higher Education, Learning Modalities
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Sandberg, Kate – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2001
Argues that the college reading and learning discourse community should enlarge its support and perspective by listening to and learning from other academic communities. Explains why college composition is the perfect place to start; examines its history, associations and professional journals; discusses genre theory as an example of composition's…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Discourse Communities, Discourse Modes, Higher Education
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Young, Dawn B.; Ley, Kathryn – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2000
Claims a deficit in self-regulation can be overcome through instruction. Provides (1) a review of the literature of the self-regulation field; and (2) a review of research which reveals that lower achieving students lack key regulatory processes which affect achievement. (NH)
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Educationally Disadvantaged, Higher Education, Literature Reviews
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Lemire, David – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2000
Describes background literature associated with learning styles, the biological basis for learning styles and problems associated with using learning styles in education. Identifies four problems associated with learning styles research. Describes the results of a comparison of four learning styles instruments. (NH)
Descriptors: Biological Influences, Cognitive Structures, Comparative Analysis, Concurrent Validity
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Gourgey, Annette F. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1999
Discusses how educators are increasingly recognizing the value of instruction that focuses on developing metacognitive skills, or comprehensive strategies for thinking and independent learning. Summarizes research on metacognitive reading skills and then describes two sample classroom exercises to teach these skills to developmental college…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Critical Thinking
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Hock, Michael F.; Deshler, Donald D.; Schumaker, Jean B. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1999
Notes that the effectiveness of tutoring as an intervention is controversial. Reviews research on college tutoring practices. Concludes that existing research provides some support for tutoring but does not address the issue of whether tutored students are eventually able to perform as independent learners. (RS)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Literature Reviews, Remedial Instruction
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Kuehner, Alison V. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1999
Reviews research concerning computer-based reading instruction for college students. Finds that most studies suggest that computers can provide motivating and efficient learning, but it is not clear whether the computer, or the instruction via computer, accounts for student gains. Notes many methodological flaws in the studies. Suggests…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness