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Warner, Zachary; Neater, William; Clark, Lauren; Lee, Jon – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
Academic coaching is growing as a form of retention support, but questions surrounding what coaching should be continue to limit its potential. We argue that a resolution lies in increasing alignment between coaching practice, retention theory, and motivation, and that peer-led coaching guided by motivational interviewing offers a potentially…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Theory Practice Relationship, Motivation Techniques, Interviews
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Perin, Dolores; Grant, Geremy; Raufman, Julia; Kalamkarian, Hoori Santikian – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
Retrospective reports gathered from developmental education students as part of a learning assessment revealed the use of several strategies for writing a summary based on a text. Participants were selected for the study based on the richness and variety of their verbal descriptions of task performance in structured, individualized interviews.…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Writing Achievement, Writing Strategies, Writing Instruction
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Armstrong, Sonya L.; Stahl, Norman A. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
As part of a study (Armstrong, Stahl, & Kantner, 2015a, 2015b, 2016) of curricular alignment between developmental reading (DR) and introductory-level general education (GE) at one community college, we asked faculty participants about the DR coursework at their own institution. Throughout data analysis, we became interested in how non-DR…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Reading Comprehension, Literacy, Literacy Education
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Pacello, James – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2014
This qualitative research study was aimed at examining the experiences and perceptions of students at a four-year college in New York City who were enrolled in an integrated reading and writing course designed to help students connect the literacy skills learned in the course to other contexts. Focusing on three students enrolled in the course,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Student Experience, Student Attitudes, College Students
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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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Schmidt, Hans – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2011
This study considers how communication patterns shape the university tutor role. A combination of ethnographic observations and interviews were used to determine the communication behaviors of university tutors and tutees, which help to define what is, otherwise, an ambiguous role. Specifically, the communicative behaviors engaged in by tutors are…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Tutors, Higher Education, Ethnography
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Hollander, Pam – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2010
Herrington & Curtis (2000), building on Goldblatt's (1995) idea of the "sponsoring institution," (p. 48) showed students' need for a personal sense of connection with a "sponsoring discourse" when writing in the academy. As Herrington and Curtis, as well as Goldblatt point out, these "sponsoring discourses" often come from outside the academy.…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Basic Writing, Case Studies, Interviews
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Nash-Ditzel, Susan – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2010
This case study explores the impact of metacognitive reading strategies on the ability of five college students in developmental courses to self-regulate while reading. Instruction in reading strategies derived from past research on metacognition was scaffolded, based on Pearson and Gallagher's (1983) model of gradual release of responsibility.…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Reading Strategies, Developmental Studies Programs, Metacognition
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Steele, Diana F.; Levin, Amy K.; Blecksmith, Richard; Shahverdian, Jill – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate a multi-faceted women's calculus course designed to retain women in advanced mathematics courses. With this research, we wanted to find out, first, in what ways students were influenced by participation in the course and, second, in what ways these influences affected their mathematics learning or…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Females, Participant Observation, Mathematics Achievement
Russo Jameson, Deborah – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2007
This two-phase study integrated quantitative and qualitative research methods to investigate the relationship between success outcomes of two-year college students with disabilities and self-determination, and how students with higher and lesser degrees of self-determination understand and describe the outcomes of their post-secondary experience.…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Research Methodology, Qualitative Research
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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
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Young, Dawn; Ley, Kathryn – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2005
This study compared 34 lower-achieving (developmental) first-time college students' self-reported self-regulation strategies from a Likert scale to those they reported in structured interviews. Likert scales have offered convenient administration and evaluation and have been used to identify what and how learners study. The reported study activity…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Interviews, College Admission, Study Skills
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Bell, James H.; Short, Sara – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2003
Interviews 11 self-defined underachieving college freshmen. Synthesizes 13 definitions of achievement by students. Analyzes the interviews repeatedly to produce a list of the students' concepts of achievement, arranged from the most common to the least common. Finds each student held more than one definition of achieving, some definitions in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Freshmen, Freshman Composition, Higher Education
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Tatum, Alfred W. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1999
Brings attention to the limited curriculum theorizing of college developmental reading courses. Embraces the concept of curriculum as racialized text and integrates this with explicit strategy instruction. Interviews 27 adults enrolled in college developmental reading classes. Suggests that there are viable alternatives for teaching developmental…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Instructional Innovation
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Barksdale-Ladd, Mary Alice; Rose, Maria C. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1997
Interviews nine college developmental reading students regarding reading and metacognition, study skills, notetaking, motivation and attitudes, and family literacy history. Finds students had weak reading, study, and notetaking skills although they got fairly good grades. Reveals numerous differences between quantitative and qualitative results.…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Interviews
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