ERIC Number: EJ799742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Texts of Our Institutional Lives: Studying the "Reading Transition" from High School to College--What Are Our Students Reading and Why?
Harl, Allison; Jolliffe, David A.
College English, v70 n6 p599-617 Jul 2008
The authors discuss a survey of reading practices that they administered to students at their home institution, the University of Arkansas, as well as logs that students at the school kept of their daily reading acts. An important finding was that, contrary to possible belief, students at this university are reading quite a bit, although they are not spending much time on materials assigned in their courses. The authors propose some methods for boosting students' interest in academic texts, and they call for other institutions to conduct similar studies. (Contains 9 notes.)
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Reading Attitudes, Reading Habits, Reading Motivation, Reading Research, College Students, Student Journals, Transitional Programs, Content Area Reading
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