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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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Thomas, Davonna M.; Kim, Jwa K. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
This article describes a mixed-methods study that examines the effects of literature circles (peer-led small group discussion of an assigned reading) on the reading achievement of college students taking developmental reading courses. The researcher-developed intervention was comprised of three connected activities (collaborative oral re-tell,…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Reading Achievement, College Students, Remedial Reading
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Lampi, Jodi P.; Holschuh, Jodi Patrick; Reynolds, Todd; Rush, Leslie S. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
This forum article discusses using disciplinary literacy approaches for reading literary text targeting interpretation as a goal. Disciplinary literacy approaches make the assumption that literacy tasks and processes differ based upon the demands, goals, and epistemology of each discipline and that identifying these differences is key toward…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Content Area Reading, English, Language Arts
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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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Porter, Heather D. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
This article presents a summation of the field's past contributions to understanding the nature of undergraduate reading practices and meaning making processes in relation to contemporary perspectives of disciplinary literacies. In presenting a synthesis of over 40 studies across interdisciplinary journals, the goal was to construct a generalized…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Scholarship, Interdisciplinary Approach, Content Area Reading
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Bui, Ngoc H. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
Studies on reading literacy have yet to connect how students perceive the importance of different literacy areas to their ability perception in those areas. This article analyzes students' importance ranking of four different areas of literacy: prose (comprehending written information), document (interpreting information in forms, schedules,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Self Efficacy, Reading Attitudes, Prose
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Ocal, Turkan; Ehri, Linnea – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
This study examines students' exposure to print, vocabulary and decoding as predictors of spelling skills. Participants were 42 college students (Mean age 22.5, SD = 7.87; 31 females and 11 males). Hierarchical regression analyses showed that most of the variance in spelling was explained by vocabulary knowledge. When vocabulary was entered first…
Descriptors: Spelling, College Students, Decoding (Reading), Vocabulary
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Perin, Dolores; Grant, Geremy; Raufman, Julia; Kalamkarian, Hoori Santikian – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
Retrospective reports gathered from developmental education students as part of a learning assessment revealed the use of several strategies for writing a summary based on a text. Participants were selected for the study based on the richness and variety of their verbal descriptions of task performance in structured, individualized interviews.…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Writing Achievement, Writing Strategies, Writing Instruction
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Armstrong, Sonya L.; Stahl, Norman A. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
As part of a study (Armstrong, Stahl, & Kantner, 2015a, 2015b, 2016) of curricular alignment between developmental reading (DR) and introductory-level general education (GE) at one community college, we asked faculty participants about the DR coursework at their own institution. Throughout data analysis, we became interested in how non-DR…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Reading Comprehension, Literacy, Literacy Education
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Miles, Katharine Pace; Ehri, Linnea C.; Lauterbach, Mark D. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2016
The study examined whether exposure to spellings of new vocabulary words improved monolinguals' and language minority (LM) students' (n = 25) memory for pronunciations, meanings, and spellings of the words. College students who are native English-speaking monolinguals (n = 12) and LM students who learned English as their second language (n = 13)…
Descriptors: Mnemonics, Vocabulary Development, Spelling, Language Minorities
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Isakson, Richard L.; Isakson, Marné B.; Plummer, Kenneth J.; Chapman, Sara B. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2016
The literature reveals that no adequate instrument exists to measure college students' attitudes toward academic reading even though such attitudes are crucial for reading compliance and learning from text. To remedy this, the authors created and refined an attitude survey, administering it to 855 university students across four iterations. The…
Descriptors: Surveys, Reading Attitudes, Higher Education, College Students
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Linderholm, Tracy; Kwon, Heekyung; Therriault, David J. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2014
Two experiments tested the hypothesis that prereading instructions, including how to self-explain during reading, would enhance multiple-text comprehension for college readers. Three prereading instruction conditions included a control condition that provided only the instruction for participants to try to comprehend well; a definition-only…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Hypothesis Testing, Prereading Experience, Control Groups
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Sandberg, Kate E. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2013
Reading academic hypertext documents in college brings a new level of complexity that changes the definition of college reading and literacy. Knowing how to read these unpredictable, nonlinear texts requires familiarity and practice. The author describes the nature and usefulness of hypertext, reviews the challenges of reading hypertext, and…
Descriptors: College Students, Hypermedia, Reader Text Relationship, Reading Strategies
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Poole, Alex – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2013
Research has shown that skilled college readers use a variety of strategies in flexible ways in order to comprehend academic texts. However, little is known about how skilled college readers use strategies when reading fiction, in spite of the fact that literature courses are required at many universities and thousands of students regularly major…
Descriptors: Fiction, Reading Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Grade Point Average
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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