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Van Vaerenewyck, Leah M.; Clark, Sara; Pasinella, Alison – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2022
This action research case study on a Common Read Program (CRP) includes analysis of learning management system-mediated student writing and research writing connected to a Common Read selection in First-Year Writing courses. A priori codes drawn from the literature on desired learning goals and outcomes for CRPs and Writing Program Administrators…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Reading Programs, Outcomes of Education
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Ari, Omer – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2022
Touted as a solution, dyslexia fonts have been growing in popularity during this era of increased political and state-wide attention to the reading and learning needs of students with dyslexia. This paper reviews the research literature on effectiveness of dyslexia fonts and offers evidence-based instructional recommendations for students with…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Design, Visual Literacy, Layout (Publications)
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Van Maaren, John; Jensen, Magdalene; Foster, Anna – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2022
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on curricular aspects of student learning is already widely studied. However, fewer data exist for its impact on the efficacy of remote academic support. This case study summarizes the findings from a remote tutoring experience questionnaire completed during the Fall 2020 semester by tutors and tutees at a…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Distance Education, School Closing
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Tarchi, Christian; Villalón, Ruth – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2022
The present study analyzed the efficacy of a brief intervention aimed at scaffolding readers' "recursivity" (i.e., going back to the texts) while reading multiple texts and writing an argumentative essay. The participants were 151 university students, randomly assigned to two conditions: experimental (Recursivity-induced, RI) and active…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Persuasive Discourse, Reading Strategies, Essays
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Rowe, Tara M. L. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2022
The number of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) attending institutions of higher education continues to increase while typical accommodations provided by campus disability service offices often remain unchanged. Based on the unique characteristics associated with ASD, the need for supports and "soft accommodations" continues…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, College Students
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Follmer, D. Jake; Patchan, Melissa; Spitznogle, Robin – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2022
Planning for and evaluating study behaviors are key regulatory skills that present considerable challenge for college learners. This study examined the utility of a targeted intervention tool intended to promote college learners' study time calibration. Through implementation of a weekly, reflective activity, we examined improvement in learners'…
Descriptors: Time Management, Study Habits, Metacognition, Intervention
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Ocal, Turkan; Durgunoglu, Aydin; Twite, Lauren – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2022
This study investigated whether reading comprehension would differ when the texts are studied and tested on screen or on paper. Participants were 69 college students who were attending a college in midwestern United States. Participants read two expository texts each, under comparable paper and screen conditions and answered comprehension…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, College Students, Electronic Publishing, Printed Materials
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Hairston-Dotson, Kendall; Incera, Sara – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2022
The goal of the present investigation is to determine how undergraduate students think about critical reading. We asked 249 students to rate the usefulness of several critical reading skills, how often those skills are taught, and whether they practice those skills when working on their assignments. We found that students consider more complex…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Reading Skills
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Brady, Anna C.; Kim, Yeo-eun; Cutshall, Jessica – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2021
College students do not study in isolated environments; rather, they encounter obstacles as they complete academic tasks. Using a qualitative approach, the present study explored the distractions and underlying causes students face as well as the strategies they use to control these distractions. Our findings suggested that students' distractions,…
Descriptors: Attention Control, Independent Study, College Students, Learning Strategies
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Culver, Tiffany; Hutchens, Scott – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2021
College graduates are entering the workforce with reading and critical thinking deficiencies. This study examined students' and instructors' perceptions of reading in the college classroom and the course grades associated with not reading an assigned textbook. Instructor tenure-status and discipline were also examined to determine differences in…
Descriptors: Textbooks, College Students, College Faculty, Reading Attitudes
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Grabsch, Dustin K.; Peña, Ricardo A.; Parks, Krystal J. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2021
Peer mentoring and associated programs have gained prominence due to demonstrated positive effects on student retention and matriculation, but scant research exists on voluntary peer academic coaching as part of a peer mentoring program. This study was conducted for two purposes: to describe the demographics of students who register to participate…
Descriptors: Expectation, Student Participation, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Tarchi, Christian – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2021
People need to critically comprehend information across multiple sources that express contradictory viewpoints to make decisions on relevant everyday-life issues and participate in the democratic discourse. However, the processing of multiple documents depends on readers' prior beliefs. The present study investigated the moderating effect of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Prompting, Reading Comprehension
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Paulson, Eric J.; Sarker, Amber L.; Reynolds, Jessica Slentz; Cotman, Ann Marie – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2021
A state-wide educational policy change in Texas mandated that the exit levels of developmental reading and writing coursework in every public institution of higher education in the state be merged into one accelerated and integrated developmental reading and writing course. This project examined that curricular shift through the perspectives of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Community Colleges, Public Colleges
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Nelson, Timothy S.; Albakry, Mohammed – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2021
The availability of corpora has greatly strengthened the possibilities of identifying high-frequency lexical items in a more systematic and objective manner than has typically been used for vocabulary instruction. This article adopts a corpus-based approach to accommodate the vocabulary instructional needs of students enrolled in university…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Vocabulary Development, Academic Language, Word Frequency
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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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