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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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Fullmer, Patricia – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2012
The Learning Resource Center at Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, provides tutoring laboratories that are required for developmental reading, writing, and math courses. This article reviews the processes used to plan and determine the effectiveness of the tutoring laboratories, including logic models, student learning outcomes, and the results of…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Learning Resources Centers, Laboratories, Remedial Instruction
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Gruenbaum, Elizabeth A. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2012
Many college students struggle with the literacy skills needed to be successful in higher education (Bettinger & Long, 2009; Snyder, Tan, & Hoffman, 2004). The difficulties emerge within students' capabilities in reading and writing. Students must be taught the skills needed to be successful to complete the tasks assigned in college classes and in…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Skills, Literacy, Secondary Education
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Boretz, Elizabeth – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2012
In this descriptive study, the use of a midsemester Success Workshop is evaluated within the context of the persistence and motivation of students placed on academic probation in a state university between 2005 and 2010. Elements of the Success Workshop are described. The self-assessments, workshop evaluation results, and other institutional data…
Descriptors: Research Universities, At Risk Students, Academic Probation, Academic Persistence
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Burgess, Melissa L.; Price, Debra P.; Caverly, David C. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2012
As the rate of developmental reading students continues to climb, so does the surge in digital platforms as a means to deliver postsecondary instruction. Students enrolled in developmental reading courses should not be assumed to have digital literacy skills simply because they have been termed a "digitally literate generation." In this…
Descriptors: Cohort Analysis, College Preparation, Low Achievement, Remedial Reading
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Taggart, Amanda; Crisp, Gloria – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to review and critique empirical work done, to date, specific to service learning experiences at the community college level. A review of the literature was conducted in order to examine the empirical work that has been developed regarding service learning, a form of experiential learning, at community colleges. The…
Descriptors: Campuses, Community Colleges, Service Learning, Synthesis
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Grogan, Jenna – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2011
Maximizing student potential requires explicit (yet flexible) guidelines for tutors and advisors. Many tutors enhance student potential by utilizing an effective process known as the "The Tutoring Cycle," which promotes content knowledge and facilitates independent success (MacDonald, 2000). Similarly, when students attend advising sessions in…
Descriptors: Tutors, Tutoring, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies
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Sandberg, Kate – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2011
Teaching college students how to read online effectively is an important area of concern. Libraries have become digitized with online articles and e-books; e-textbooks are available and used; and instructors routinely assign online articles of some length. It is critical that instructors who teach reading at the college level understand the theory…
Descriptors: College Students, Literature Reviews, Electronic Learning, Electronic Journals
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Armstrong, Sonya L.; Newman, Mary – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2011
In this article, a model of intertextuality is introduced as an instructional approach for postsecondary developmental reading courses. This model involves a scaffolded, schema building approach to teaching college reading that aims to link core material (a text, a concept, or specific academic content) with supplementary texts that focus on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, College Students, Learner Engagement
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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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Stebleton, Michael; Nownes, Nick – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2011
Learning community (LC) programs continue to proliferate across college campuses as a strategy to engage and retain students. Although evidence exists to suggest increased levels of social engagement among LC participants, there is an ongoing debate about the impact on student academic engagement and intellectual development. This article…
Descriptors: Career Planning, Writing (Composition), Community Colleges, Intellectual Development
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Vandsburger, Etty; Duncan-Daston, Rana – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2011
A successful lecture that includes meaningful class discussions requires students to be familiar with the topics covered in the assigned reading. However, because college students frequently do not complete such reading prior to class, instructors are faced with the challenge of finding methods that would encourage students to do so. The purpose…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Textbooks, Study Guides, Social Work
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Anderson, Trela; Kim, Ji Young – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2011
This article describes how Fayetteville State University's Reading Across the Curriculum (RAC) model developed for use with underprepared students can effectively improve the literacy and academic language skills of those students. The primary goals and objectives of the RAC program are to train faculty members from various disciplines to create…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Language Skills, Success, Models
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Reinheimer, David; McKenzie, Kelly – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2011
A cohort of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking undeclared freshmen at a medium-sized university in Pennsylvania was used to study the relationship between tutoring and the retention rates and decision paths of undeclared students. Undeclared students who did and did not receive tutoring were tracked over four years to determine rate and…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Academic Persistence, Program Effectiveness, Tutoring
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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
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