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Burchard, Melinda S.; Myers, Sarah K. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
A teacher educator and college librarian collaboratively designed and taught teacher education workshops about finding and evaluating what works in teaching. This study investigated interactions of self-efficacy for information literacy, self-efficacy for solving problems with evidence-based practices, skills of searching for and citing sources,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Information Literacy, Evidence Based Practice, Teaching Methods
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Holton Brathwaite, Noel – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
This study explores the pedagogical effectiveness of assignments developed for a first-year composition course to encourage reflexive reading habits that can aid students in the writing process. Students in this course were asked to articulate the connections they found between multimodal texts of their own choosing and texts assigned by their…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Freshman Composition, Writing (Composition)
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Caverly, David C.; Payne, Emily M.; Castillo, Amarilis M.; Sarker, Amber; Threadgill, Elizabeth; West, Daniel – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
Many students matriculate into college feeling confident in their abilities to make meaning when using digital devices, though recent research suggests these students are not necessarily digitally literate. Still, 20% of incoming freshmen are required to enroll in Developmental Literacy Education, suggesting some of these students are not…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Remedial Reading, Writing Instruction, Access to Computers
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O'Donnell Lussier, Kristie; Harper Shetron, Tamara – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
The purpose of this historical overview of the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) is to examine the CRLA archives to determine phases in the organization's narrative development, to uncover trends, and to ascertain overarching principles in the dialog between the written record and living memory. The two-phase research study began…
Descriptors: Archives, Oral History, Organizational Development, Organizational Theories
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Lampi, Jodi P.; Wilson, Nancy Effinger; Armstrong, Sonya L. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
In this article, the authors report on a study designed to explore college students' experiences in two writing environments, or ecologies: a media-free, silent zone and a media-saturated zone. Participants shared varying reactions to both environments. Some individuals found media distracting while writing, and others found it to be an energy…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Student Experience, Educational Environment
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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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Isakson, Richard L.; Isakson, Marné B.; Plummer, Kenneth J.; Chapman, Sara B. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2016
The literature reveals that no adequate instrument exists to measure college students' attitudes toward academic reading even though such attitudes are crucial for reading compliance and learning from text. To remedy this, the authors created and refined an attitude survey, administering it to 855 university students across four iterations. The…
Descriptors: Surveys, Reading Attitudes, Higher Education, College Students
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Culver, Tiffany F. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2016
In an effort to increase reading compliance and active reading strategies, quizzes and reading guides were given to 100 participants in four psychology courses. Each participant was given four weeks of reading quizzes and four weeks of reading guides. Participants consisted of students (freshman through senior level) from two colleges along the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Achievement, Reading Strategies, Active Learning
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DeFeo, Dayna Jean; Caparas, Fawn – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2014
Much scholarship about writing centers addresses benefits to students; this article instead explores the gains inherent in tutoring for the tutors themselves. Using a phenomenological methodology, this study analyzes reflective narratives from eight former writing center tutors in order to identify commonalities in their experiences. Although they…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Phenomenology, Writing (Composition), Laboratories
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Linderholm, Tracy; Kwon, Heekyung; Therriault, David J. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2014
Two experiments tested the hypothesis that prereading instructions, including how to self-explain during reading, would enhance multiple-text comprehension for college readers. Three prereading instruction conditions included a control condition that provided only the instruction for participants to try to comprehend well; a definition-only…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Hypothesis Testing, Prereading Experience, Control Groups
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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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Hohmann, Julie W.; Grillo, Michael C. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2014
The purpose of this study was to develop a way to measure students' abilities to think critically about concepts covered during academic support sessions. Tutors trained in a College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)-certified program at the University of Louisville used a rubric based on the Paul-Elder Critical Thinking Model in order to…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Scoring Rubrics, Academic Achievement, Learning Strategies
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Williams, Jeanine L. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2013
Race plays a major role in the lived experiences of African Americans. Consequently, race significantly impacts the identities and educational experiences of African American college students--many of whom require developmental reading courses. These courses, which are gateway courses in higher education, should address race along with reading…
Descriptors: African Americans, Racial Factors, College Students, Developmental Studies Programs
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Nadelson, Louis S.; Villagómez, Amanda; Konkol, Danielle; Haskell, Chris; McCulley, Meleah; Campbell, Denise – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2013
As society continues to evolve, so do the methods that are used for text-based communication. Electronic books, mobile phone text messaging, and an array of internet-based texts are now combined with traditional print forms of text, broadly expanding text-based communication. However, student perceptions of reading may still be limited to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Reading Attitudes, Reading Habits, Preferences
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