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Ocal, Turkan; Ehri, Linnea – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
This study examines students' exposure to print, vocabulary and decoding as predictors of spelling skills. Participants were 42 college students (Mean age 22.5, SD = 7.87; 31 females and 11 males). Hierarchical regression analyses showed that most of the variance in spelling was explained by vocabulary knowledge. When vocabulary was entered first…
Descriptors: Spelling, College Students, Decoding (Reading), Vocabulary
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Perin, Dolores; Grant, Geremy; Raufman, Julia; Kalamkarian, Hoori Santikian – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
Retrospective reports gathered from developmental education students as part of a learning assessment revealed the use of several strategies for writing a summary based on a text. Participants were selected for the study based on the richness and variety of their verbal descriptions of task performance in structured, individualized interviews.…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Writing Achievement, Writing Strategies, Writing Instruction
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Miles, Katharine Pace; Ehri, Linnea C.; Lauterbach, Mark D. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2016
The study examined whether exposure to spellings of new vocabulary words improved monolinguals' and language minority (LM) students' (n = 25) memory for pronunciations, meanings, and spellings of the words. College students who are native English-speaking monolinguals (n = 12) and LM students who learned English as their second language (n = 13)…
Descriptors: Mnemonics, Vocabulary Development, Spelling, Language Minorities
Perin, Dolores; Bork, Rachel Hare; Peverly, Stephen T.; Mason, Linda H. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2013
Two experiments were conducted with developmental education students to investigate the impact of a contextualized intervention focusing on written summarization and other reading and writing skills. In experiment 1 (n = 322), greater gain was found for intervention than comparison participants on three summarization measures: proportion of main…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Morris, Deb; Price, Debra – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2008
As educators we talk a great deal about theory to practice, and we hope our candidates will understand and make the connections needed in order to apply their theory to practice. Often though, we do not spend enough time helping our candidates discover what their own theory base is and thus that theory to practice (praxis) connection gets broken.…
Descriptors: Reading, Reading Programs, Grade 12, Teachers
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Shelor, Mary D.; Bradley, John M. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1999
Presents a case study involving three incoming first-year community college students who were advised into developmental reading courses because of low scores on the Nelson Denny Reading Test. Finds that while the developmental reading course was beneficial for two of the students, it was found to be an unnecessary course for the third student.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cultural Differences, Instructional Effectiveness, Remedial Reading