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Gallagher, Jamey – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
This article argues that writing teachers should allow, and even encourage, students to code-mesh in community college classrooms. By looking at and analyzing code-meshed writing produced by three students in an English 101 class, the author argues that code-meshing provides students with both a craft-wise approach to writing and a way to address…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Community Colleges, Writing Instruction, Writing Teachers
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Young, Vershawn Ashanti – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
This article analyzes several online performances from the Black Lives Matter movement for the ways they utilize and blend standard academic literacies and African American rhetoric. These performances are discussed as pedagogies of possibility that meet and exceed the common core standards. This talk also points up the crucial roles that racial…
Descriptors: African Americans, Social Justice, Literacy, Code Switching (Language)
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Havens, Peter Sebastian; Williams, Melanie Stallings – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
While peer-assisted (PAL) learning strategies have been successful in K-12 programs, such practices are used less commonly at the college level. In addition, PAL programs are aimed largely at student populations who are struggling (for example, learning disabled students) or in topics where many students encounter difficulty (for example, math and…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Peer Teaching, Learning Strategies, Humanities
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Stahl, Norman A.; Armstrong, Sonya L. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
At present, there is much discussion regarding the future of reading instruction at the postsecondary level. In order to contemplate the future of the field of college reading, however, we must first consider the field's history, and particularly the last several decades. The purpose of this manuscript is to explore both the external and internal…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, College Instruction, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends
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Sandberg, Kate E. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2013
Reading academic hypertext documents in college brings a new level of complexity that changes the definition of college reading and literacy. Knowing how to read these unpredictable, nonlinear texts requires familiarity and practice. The author describes the nature and usefulness of hypertext, reviews the challenges of reading hypertext, and…
Descriptors: College Students, Hypermedia, Reader Text Relationship, Reading Strategies
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Price, Jodi; Lumpkin, Amber G.; Seemann, Eric A.; Bell, Diana Calhoun – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2012
Findings from prior research in various content domains have indicated that Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) attendees earned higher final grades than non-attendees. However, what makes PASS effective remains unknown; for example, PASS could improve short-term retention but hinder long-term maintenance of course content given that some methods…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Tests, Course Content, Retention (Psychology)
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Fullmer, Patricia – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2012
The Learning Resource Center at Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, provides tutoring laboratories that are required for developmental reading, writing, and math courses. This article reviews the processes used to plan and determine the effectiveness of the tutoring laboratories, including logic models, student learning outcomes, and the results of…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Learning Resources Centers, Laboratories, Remedial Instruction
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Stebleton, Michael; Nownes, Nick – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2011
Learning community (LC) programs continue to proliferate across college campuses as a strategy to engage and retain students. Although evidence exists to suggest increased levels of social engagement among LC participants, there is an ongoing debate about the impact on student academic engagement and intellectual development. This article…
Descriptors: Career Planning, Writing (Composition), Community Colleges, Intellectual Development