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Hensley, Lauren C.; Wolters, Christopher A.; Won, Sungjun; Brady, Anna C. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
Effective time management often undergirds students' success in college, and many postsecondary learning centers offer services to help students assess and improve this aspect of their learning skills. In the context of a college success course, we gathered insights from assignments to consider various facets of students' time-related behaviors…
Descriptors: Time Management, Academic Achievement, Academic Probation, Assignments
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Colver, Mitchell; Fry, Trevor – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2016
The present study examined undergraduate peer tutoring in three phases. Phase I qualitatively surveyed students' perceptions about the effectiveness of tutoring. Phase II examined the usefulness of promoting regular use of services through a tutoring contract. Phase III utilized an archival, quasi-experimental approach to estimate the effect of…
Descriptors: Evidence, Peer Teaching, Tutorial Programs, Undergraduate Students
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Hoops, Leah D.; Yu, Shirley L.; Burridge, Andrea Backscheider; Wolters, Christopher A. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2015
Both community colleges and four-year institutions offer Student Success Courses (SSCs) to promote student engagement (self-regulated learning, SRL) and performance (grades, retention, and graduation). However, little work has been done to examine the holistic impact of SSC interventions or to determine which aspects of course curriculum most…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Undergraduate Students, Grades (Scholastic), Academic Persistence
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Cantrell, Susan Chambers; Correll, Pamela; Clouse, Jane; Creech, Kimberly; Bridges, Sharon; Owens, Danielle – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2013
In this study, we investigated the self-efficacy beliefs and sources of self-efficacy among first-year college students placed in developmental reading courses. Students enrolled in developmental reading were compared to students who were not placed in developmental reading courses in terms of self-efficacy in various contexts and sources of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes, College Freshmen, Developmental Studies Programs
Perin, Dolores; Bork, Rachel Hare; Peverly, Stephen T.; Mason, Linda H. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2013
Two experiments were conducted with developmental education students to investigate the impact of a contextualized intervention focusing on written summarization and other reading and writing skills. In experiment 1 (n = 322), greater gain was found for intervention than comparison participants on three summarization measures: proportion of main…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Taylor, Judy M.; Rowe, Beverly J. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2012
Educators are always looking for ways to enhance the performance of students on outcome assessments. There is a growing body of research showing the benefits of music on educational performance. The purpose of this study was to determine if a "Mozart Effect" improves student performance on outcome assessments in mathematics. In this study, during…
Descriptors: Music, Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Trigonometry
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Jalififar, A. R.; Shooshtari, Z. G. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2011
The present study examined the effect of explicit instruction about linguistic hedging on the English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) reading comprehension performance of English Language Learning (ELL) university students through an awareness raising task. A reading comprehension test was developed and validated as the pre-test and…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Reading Comprehension, Specialization, Language Proficiency
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Gier, Vicki; Kreiner, David; Hudnell, Jason; Montoya, Jodi; Herring, Daniel – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2011
The purpose of the present experiment was to determine whether using an active learning technique, electronic highlighting, can eliminate the negative effects of pre-existing, poor highlighting on reading comprehension. Participants read passages containing no highlighting, appropriate highlighting, or inappropriate highlighting. We hypothesized…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Educational Technology, Active Learning, Teaching Methods
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
Fotovatian, Sepideh; Shokrpour, Nasrin – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2007
Knowledge of the strategies used by English as a foreign language (EFL) or second language (ESL) readers can help instructors teach these techniques and thereby enhance their students' reading comprehension. The present study compared three categories of reading comprehension strategies (metacognitive, cognitive, and socio-affective) to determine…
Descriptors: Inferences, Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language)
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Poole, Alexander – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2005
The use of a complex battery of reading strategies has been found to be obligatory for those English as a Second Language (ESL) students desirous of a high level of English language literacy and success in US academic institutions. Even though we know of the importance of reading strategies, little research exists on whether or not ESL males and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Reading Strategies, College Students, English (Second Language)
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Warde, Beverly A. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2005
Using authentic materials, this study compared the oral reading miscues of 20 university students with reading related learning disabilities to 20 controls matched for age, gender, ethnicity, college GPA, reading achievement score, and college of major. All participants orally read two passages with different text structures from a college…
Descriptors: Miscue Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Learning Disabilities, Reading Achievement
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Young, Dawn; Ley, Kathryn – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2005
This study compared 34 lower-achieving (developmental) first-time college students' self-reported self-regulation strategies from a Likert scale to those they reported in structured interviews. Likert scales have offered convenient administration and evaluation and have been used to identify what and how learners study. The reported study activity…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Interviews, College Admission, Study Skills
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Van Blerkom, Malcolm L.; Van Blerkom, Dianna L. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2004
This study examined self-monitoring strategies used by both developmental and non-developmental college students. Students were asked to describe how they know when they have completed a reading assignment, have studied enough for a quiz, and have studied enough for an examination. It was anticipated that at the beginning of the semester, the…
Descriptors: Reading Assignments, College Students, Developmental Programs, Learning Strategies
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Holschuh, Jodi Patrick – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2000
Investigates (1) the differences in deep and surface strategy use of students in an introductory biology class and (2) the differences between the strategies students reported using for test preparation and those they would suggest a friend to use. Finds high performing students used more deep and domain-specific strategies for learning than…
Descriptors: Biology, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Introductory Courses
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