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Ebner, Rachel J.; Ehri, Linnea C. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2016
Using the Internet for vocabulary development is a powerful way for students to rapidly expand their vocabularies. The Internet affords students opportunities to interact both instantaneously and multimodaly with words in different contexts. By using search engines and hyperlinks, students can immediately access textual, visual, and auditory…
Descriptors: Internet, Vocabulary Development, Electronic Learning, Search Engines
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Castellanos, Jeanett; Gloria, Alberta M.; Besson, Doriane; Clark Harvey, Le Ondra – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2016
This study examined the degree to which cultural fit (cultural congruity in combination with perception of the university environment) and the dimensional noncognitive processes of mentoring predicted college satisfaction and life satisfaction for 238 racial and ethnic minority undergraduates from two university contexts. Group differences as well…
Descriptors: Mentors, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Life Satisfaction
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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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Trammell, Jack – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2016
Foreign language (FL) requirements at postsecondary institutions remain a major hurdle for many students with learning disabilities (LD) as well as a significant portion of students without diagnosed LD. Many institutions have developed foreign language substitution (FLS) policies that allow students with LD to take alternate paths to meet the…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Learning Disabilities, School Policy, Required Courses
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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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Culver, Tiffany F. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2016
In an effort to increase reading compliance and active reading strategies, quizzes and reading guides were given to 100 participants in four psychology courses. Each participant was given four weeks of reading quizzes and four weeks of reading guides. Participants consisted of students (freshman through senior level) from two colleges along the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Achievement, Reading Strategies, Active Learning
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Bowers-Campbell, Joy – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2015
The following study is part of a larger study exploring reading identity in students who were placed into a mandatory developmental reading class because of low scores on college placement exams. Sociocultural theories of learning framed the qualitative study. Although the larger study addressed two overarching questions related to reading…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Reading, Correlation
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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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Mokhtari, Kouider; Delello, Julie; Reichard, Carla – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2015
In this study, 935 undergraduate college students from a regional four-year university responded to an online time-diary survey asking them to report their multitasking habits and practices while engaged in four main activities: reading voluntarily for fun, reading for academic purposes, watching television (TV), and using the Internet. Results…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Diaries, Online Surveys, Recreational Reading
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Summers, Emily J.; Acee, Taylor W.; Ryser, Gail R. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2015
We investigated students' academic achievement in three high-enrollment, introductory-level history sections at a large, public, Hispanic-serving university. Using a conditional indirect-effects model, we analyzed supplemental instruction (SI) attendance and class absences as predictors of course success, after accounting for sex, ethnicity/race,…
Descriptors: History Instruction, United States History, Introductory Courses, Supplementary Education
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Bauer, Laurie; Theado, Connie Kendall – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2014
This article describes the results of a research synthesis that analyzed more than 60 articles published in the "Journal of College Reading and Learning" ("JCRL") between 2005 and 2013. The goal for the research was to gain understanding about the extent to which the social turn in literacy studies is impacting postsecondary…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Social Influences, Teaching Methods, Postsecondary Education
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DeFeo, Dayna Jean; Caparas, Fawn – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2014
Much scholarship about writing centers addresses benefits to students; this article instead explores the gains inherent in tutoring for the tutors themselves. Using a phenomenological methodology, this study analyzes reflective narratives from eight former writing center tutors in order to identify commonalities in their experiences. Although they…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Phenomenology, Writing (Composition), Laboratories
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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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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
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