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Caverly, David C.; Payne, Emily M.; Castillo, Amarilis M.; Sarker, Amber; Threadgill, Elizabeth; West, Daniel – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
Many students matriculate into college feeling confident in their abilities to make meaning when using digital devices, though recent research suggests these students are not necessarily digitally literate. Still, 20% of incoming freshmen are required to enroll in Developmental Literacy Education, suggesting some of these students are not…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Remedial Reading, Writing Instruction, Access to Computers
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Lichtinger, Einat – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
This study explores the disparity between college students' self-efficacy beliefs regarding their writing skills and their teachers' perceptions of the latter. It also examines ways to improve the academic writing instruction provided by the institution, and the impact of a first-year introductory academic-writing course. A total of 151 third-year…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Skills, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
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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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Pacello, James – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2014
This qualitative research study was aimed at examining the experiences and perceptions of students at a four-year college in New York City who were enrolled in an integrated reading and writing course designed to help students connect the literacy skills learned in the course to other contexts. Focusing on three students enrolled in the course,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Student Experience, Student Attitudes, College Students
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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Hollander, Pam – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2010
Herrington & Curtis (2000), building on Goldblatt's (1995) idea of the "sponsoring institution," (p. 48) showed students' need for a personal sense of connection with a "sponsoring discourse" when writing in the academy. As Herrington and Curtis, as well as Goldblatt point out, these "sponsoring discourses" often come from outside the academy.…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Basic Writing, Case Studies, Interviews
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Morra, Ana Maria; Asis, Maria Ines – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2009
Providing feedback is one of the foreign language writing teacher's most important tasks (Ferris, 2007). However there is less certainty about the techniques that should be used (K. Hyland & F. Hyland, 2006). This article reports on research that investigated the effects of two types of teacher feedback, on-tape and written, and of the absence…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Intermode Differences
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Nicholas, Karen R.; Menchetti, Bruce M.; Nettles, Stephen M. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2005
This exploratory study investigated the effects of a structured writing strategy on the quality of expository compositions produced by 36 African-American college undergraduates with learning disabilities. The strategy was structured to assist students in developing a topic sentence and main ideas into body paragraphs, and in using transition…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Writing Strategies, Learning Disabilities, African American Students
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Quarshie Smith, Beatrice – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2004
Writing instruction in the United States now routinely takes place in networked environments. For adult learners in open admissions institutions, the literacy demands of the academic sphere and the public nature of the acts of writing in networked environments can create alienating experiences. This study examined the possibilities that the genre…
Descriptors: Open Enrollment, Autobiographies, Adult Students, Adult Learning
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Bell, James H. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2002
Conducts two studies that asked whether undergraduates who attended one-to-one conferences on rough drafts improved as writers. Notes the first year focused on peer tutors, so few changes remained for students to make, and results were inconclusive; but the second year focused on a professional tutor. Finds 65% of revisions made afterwards were in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Revision (Written Composition), Tutoring
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Maimon, Lia – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2002
Explores the relationship between expectations of success or failure in community college students and the functions of writing. Considers if high, medium, and low self-efficacy writers differ in terms of the range of the possible functions and usage. Reveals a direct correlation between self-efficacy on each of three dimensions. Calls attention…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes
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Sax, Boria – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2002
Discusses the use of online teaching assistants or "course wizards," employed at Mercy College (New York) not only to tutor students who are experiencing difficulty but also to facilitate discussion and to model the role of a successful student. Presents a discussion of the current crisis in higher education in America and of how online…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Miholic, Vincent; Moss, Michelle – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2001
Addresses problems related to consistency of goals and objectives in student portfolio applications. Poses questions to test if the portfolio process is working correctly and authentically, particularly in weighing the use of portfolios as a formative rather than summative tool. (SG)
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Developmental Studies Programs, Higher Education, Portfolio Assessment
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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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Wright, Robin Redmon – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2001
Examines reasons for the resistance and resentment of many student athletes to working with writing tutors. Discusses successful intervention strategies for dealing with counter-productive behavior. Argues that the resultant learning not only enriches the athletes, but the entire academic community, since their stories are a tremendous asset for…
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletics, High Risk Students, Higher Education
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