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Poast, Michele; Skidmore, Susan Troncoso; Zientek, Linda Reichwein – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2021
This study investigated differences between students' multiplication fact automaticity scores and student competencies on five problems from Intermediate Algebra assessments with a sample of university students. The five types of problems were: (1) linear equations with fractions, (2) system of linear equations, (3) factor by grouping, (4)…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Mathematics, Algebra, Multiplication
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Vanacore, Sarah M.; Dahan, Thomas A. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2021
Institutions of higher education develop probation policies for students struggling academically. Studies of academic probation programs have not investigated effects related to individualized academic coaching models designed to enhance student sense of belonging and self-efficacy. This study examines variation in attendance at coaching meetings…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Coaching (Performance), Intervention, Academic Probation
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Hoff, Meagan A. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
For people who have experienced forced migration, postsecondary education provides a way to look forward instead of backward. Despite a high prevalence of college aspirations, refugee-background students are often considered not college-ready. The goal of this study was to understand the literacy practices that refugee-background students used to…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Literacy, Refugees, College Students
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Inoue, Asao B. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
In this article, Inoue offers an antiracist reading practice for students in literacy classrooms of all kinds. This practice draws on a number of disciplines in order to help students read in ways that help them see the structural and personal in the judgments they make with and in language as they read. Central to an antiracist reading practice…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Racial Bias, Teaching Methods, Critical Reading
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Talebi, Seyed Hassan; Maghsoudi, Mojtaba; Khodamoradi, Abolfazl – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
The current study, which is descriptive and correlational in design, intends to find out if, (a) Iranian university learners of English, Russian, and Arabic as foreign languages have the same patterns of reading strategy awareness and use (RSAU), and (b) their self-perceived reading ability correlates with their RSAU level. English, Russian, and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Correlation, College Students
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Grue, Michelle N. P. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
Afrofuturism is a storytelling genre that appears in multiple media types, including books, films, television, comics, music, and art. Drawing from genres such as science-fiction, fantasy, horror, magical realism, and other speculative genres, Afrofuturism re-envisions the past, present, and future in order to show what the Black community does…
Descriptors: Blacks, Literary Styles, Futures (of Society), College Instruction
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Gallagher, Jamey – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
This article argues that writing teachers should allow, and even encourage, students to code-mesh in community college classrooms. By looking at and analyzing code-meshed writing produced by three students in an English 101 class, the author argues that code-meshing provides students with both a craft-wise approach to writing and a way to address…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Community Colleges, Writing Instruction, Writing Teachers
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Young, Vershawn Ashanti – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
This article analyzes several online performances from the Black Lives Matter movement for the ways they utilize and blend standard academic literacies and African American rhetoric. These performances are discussed as pedagogies of possibility that meet and exceed the common core standards. This talk also points up the crucial roles that racial…
Descriptors: African Americans, Social Justice, Literacy, Code Switching (Language)
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Culver, Tiffany F. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
Many students visit writing centers to become better writers in the English language. One issue of considerable debate is whether students visiting writing centers along the border should be assisted in Spanish or English. This pilot study examined writing center tutors' and students' perceptions of speaking Spanish at the writing center. Most…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Native Language, Spanish Speaking, English (Second Language)
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Liu, Xiaohua; Read, John – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
Previous surveys of university academic reading generally employed questionnaires and fell short of an in-depth analysis of students' skill needs and difficulties. Taking a qualitative approach, the current study interviewed 22 undergraduates and 7 language teachers from a New Zealand university. Together the participants highlighted a number of…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Academic Language, Reading Skills, Undergraduate Students
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Suh, Emily K. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
Generation 1 learners are adult immigrants who first enter the U.S. educational system through adult ESL before transitioning to credit courses. Based on interview and observation data from six Generation 1 learners' first term in college courses, this taxonomic analysis explores the learners' expectations of what it means to be a student through…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Immigrants, College Students
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Bernfeld, Tamar – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
Discussions regarding the use of multicultural and multilingual texts in classrooms often focus on representation and students' right to their own language in culturally and linguistically diverse settings. Even when conversations about White privilege occur, linguistic privilege is seldom addressed. This theoretical paper focuses on the use of…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Social Bias, Whites
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Armstrong, Sonya L. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
This essay integrates pieces and parts of three recent talks given at three separate professional conferences, all with a common goal of commenting on the future of the field. "The Field" is offered as a placeholder to allow individual members of the community to make connections to their own professional identities. Community wisdom…
Descriptors: Literacy, Educational Change, Professional Identity, Remedial Reading
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Kocatepe, Mehtap – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
Information literacy is a context-driven social practice that refers to the ways individuals experience information and create meanings regarding this experience. While much has been reported on information literacy in language learning contexts, not much has been written about how information is experienced. This paper reports on a…
Descriptors: Females, Arabs, Undergraduate Students, English for Academic Purposes
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Theriault, Jennifer C.; Hoff, Meagan A.; Castillo, Amarilis M. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
This forum piece discusses the relevance of insights from the field of developmental education in terms of the disruption of face-to-face learning and the important implications on the notions of college readiness for those whose educational experiences have been altered unexpectedly. The concept of college readiness, now more than ever, should be…
Descriptors: Remedial Instruction, Distance Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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