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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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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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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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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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Knox, David K.; Higbee, Jeanne L.; Kalivoda, Karen S.; Totty, Margaret C. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2000
Considers how the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 has resulted in increased enrollment of students with disabilities in postsecondary education institutions and programs. Acquaints educators with new technology available to accommodate students with disabilities and promote equal access. (SC)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Disabilities, Higher Education, Special Needs Students