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Wulfemeyer, Julie – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
This article addresses well-known and difficult problems involving reading comprehension and compliance in college courses, using a lower-level philosophy course as a case study. It draws upon both general and discipline-specific research in three promising areas for reading instruction: metacognition, modeling via "think-alouds," and…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Case Studies, Philosophy, Reading Instruction
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Albert, Julie; Zientek, Linda; Manage, Ananda – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
Increasing classroom attendance rates is important to improving success in developmental mathematics courses. Our results indicated that absence rates begin to increase after the first exam. Furthermore, the number of absences gradually increased throughout the semester and a higher proportion of class meeting time was missed in classes that met…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Attendance, Mathematics Instruction, Remedial Instruction
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Howard, Pamela J.; Gorzycki, Meg; Desa, Geoffrey; Allen, Diane D. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
This cross-sectional study at a four-year college explored the alignment between students' and faculty perceptions and behaviors regarding academic reading. Constructs from the academic reading literature were used to create a 10-item survey, modified slightly for faculty and students to respond to the same prompts. A convenience sample of 848…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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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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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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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
Lee, Kathryn – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2007
Case study learning was integrated into a course designed to improve students' potential for academic success and increase student retention. Case studies related to self-regulation of behavior, motivation, and cognition for academic tasks were used to prompt students' critical thinking and facilitate deep learning of self-regulation topics,…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Undergraduate Students, Case Studies, Thinking Skills
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Wurr, Adrian J. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2003
Discusses whether reading in a second language is different than reading in one's first language. Examines recent case studies of adult English as a Second Language readers who are literate in their native language that illustrate the varying degrees to which readers access their primary language knowledge when reading in a second language. Finds…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Case Studies, English (Second Language), Higher Education
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Nieves, Edwin E.; Hartman, Kathleen A. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2002
Addresses how current conditions in the field of developmental education are fueling burnout among educators. Recognizes the role an educator's personality may play in burnout. Presents three cases of teacher burnout. Concludes that the strong argument for the social environmental perspective as a cause of burnout puts the identification and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Developmental Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students
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McKay, Corene; Bell, James H.; Rafoth, Ben; Andre, Jo-Anne D. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2002
Presents a case study in which an undergraduate student brings into a writing center a poor and partial draft of a research paper due the next morning. Gives an analysis of the case study "It's Due Tomorrow: Tutoring Under a Deadline" and presents a case study response entitled "Oh What a Difference a Deadline Makes - Or Does…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Research Papers (Students), Tutoring
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Yaworski, JoAnn – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2002
Presents a case study of a developmental college freshman that shows a dramatic change in spelling over the course of several weeks after completing self-instruction materials on phonics. Concludes that this case gives hope for adults with poor spelling habits and solicits suggestions from college instructors who work with students having similar…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Phonics
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Maimon, Lia – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2001
Presents a strategy that helps English-as-a-second-language students improve their writing by developing a culturally based self-monitoring strategy that guides them through the revision process. Describes how the students enhance their metacognitive cross-cultural knowledge by comparing various rhetorical patterns and improve their metacognitive…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, English (Second Language), Higher Education
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Bell, James H.; Flagel, Pamela; Capossela, Toni-Lee – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2001
Presents an educational case study in which an English-as-a-Second-Language student brings a draft of his argument essay for freshman composition to a tutor in a university writing center. Presents a response that examines several ways in which the study has challenged an educator to think more deeply about beliefs. (SG)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Critical Thinking, English (Second Language), Freshman Composition
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Paulson, Eric – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2001
Discusses the appropriateness of retrospective miscue analysis (RMA) for post-secondary developmental readers through the perspective of adult learning theory. Emphasizes the suitability of RMA as an instructional strategy for college readers through analyzing the process and effectiveness of two RMA sessions with a young adult college…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Case Studies, Higher Education, Learning Theories
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