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Ari, Omer – Reading Psychology, 2015
Effects of wide reading and repeated readings were examined on struggling college readers' silent reading rate and reading comprehension relative to a vocabulary study control condition. Randomly assigned to a condition, community college students (N = 30) completed 25-min sessions individually in class three times a week for three weeks.…
Descriptors: Repetition, Reading Skills, Silent Reading, Reading Difficulties
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Clinton, Virginia – Reading Psychology, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between reading motivation and inference generation while reading. Undergraduate participants (N = 69) read two science articles while thinking aloud, completed a standardized reading comprehension assessment, and self reported their habitual reading motivation. Findings indicate that…
Descriptors: Correlation, Reading Motivation, Inferences, Standards
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Haught, Patricia A.; Walls, Richard T. – Reading Psychology, 2002
Presents new norms on the Nelson-Denny Reading Test for healthcare-professional students. Notes that it is generally accepted that professional and graduate schools require students with good reading ability because of the quantity of material to be read. Presents standard scores, percentile ranks, and stanine scores as revised norms based on test…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Health Occupations, Higher Education, Reading Research
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Erwin, T. Dary – Reading Psychology, 1981
Provides evidence of some predictive validity of the Nelson-Denny Reading Test (NDRT) for college students. Argues that because the NDRT is more convenient and economical to administer, it can serve as a feasible alternative to the SAT when a quick verbal measure is needed in the college setting. (FL)
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education, Predictive Validity, Reading Tests