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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