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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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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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Gourgey, Annette F.; Davis, Kevin; Lane, Linda; Smith, Lonna – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1997
Presents a case study of an adult student preparing for her first year of college through a writing course and work in a writing workshop. Explains complicating circumstances in the student's life. Presents four professional responses commenting on the difficulties of the situation and possible solutions. (TB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Case Studies, Grammar
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Yaworski, JoAnn – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1998
Presents a case study of two "at-risk" students who started college with seemingly equal academic aptitudes but who achieved very different levels of success by the end of the first year. Questions the reasons for scholastic success or failure and prompts educators to explore the implications for developmental education. (RS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, College Students, Comparative Analysis
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Lapadat, Judith C. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1998
Responds to a case study in this issue that discussed the differing academic achievement of two at-risk college students. Suggests the need to look beyond the disability labels applied to students. Suggests considering cognitive motivational factors such as beliefs, goals, and expectations, as well as the results of previous institutional…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, College Students, Comparative Analysis
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Nelson, Robert – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1998
Responds to a case study in this issue that discussed the differing academic achievement of two at-risk college students. Explores reasons for one student's achievement and the other's failure using a simple but thorough six-part framework outlining the characteristics of successful students. (RS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, College Students, Comparative Analysis
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Wilson, Kate – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1999
Follows six non-native-speaker college students through an authentic essay-writing task. Finds that note-taking behaviors facilitated learning from text, but that depth of processing and the students' self-positioning in the discourse community were more important than their were overt behaviors. Concludes that students' notes were useful as a…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Case Studies, English (Second Language), Higher Education
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Dochen, Carol W.; Hodges, Russell B. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1997
Explores the realities of change facing a successful junior college which must become a regional four-year university. Identifies and discusses (in a response by William G. White Jr.) the problems and issues relative to the developmental program at Evans County Junior College on the eve of its conversion to regional university--Jan Norton…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Change, Higher Education
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Nelson, Robert R. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1998
Identifies, in a case study, a gifted student who, in consideration of previous academic achievement, should be performing exceptionally well, but has a four-year history of withdrawing from and failing courses, avoids studying, and occasionally rallies at the 11th hour for an average performance. Proposes a learner-centered intervention, in a…
Descriptors: Academic Probation, Case Studies, Gifted, Higher Education
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Hansen, Daryl E.; Gillespie, Diane – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1998
Tells the story of a very academically motivated college student who is deaf and who confronts an instructor who seems unprepared to teach her. Contends, in a response by Ruth Warick, that "Tracy" is disadvantaged by the instructor's approach that emphasizes writing skills and requires writing in "voices." Suggests ways to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Deafness, Higher Education, Individual Needs
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Bell, James H. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1999
Describes in detail a one-to-one writing conference between a graduate student tutor and a basic writer in a writing center. Raises questions of problem identification, the university context, learning disabilities, tutor training, professional development, and what constitutes good tutoring. (RS)
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Case Studies, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities
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