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Thomas, Davonna M.; Kim, Jwa K. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
This article describes a mixed-methods study that examines the effects of literature circles (peer-led small group discussion of an assigned reading) on the reading achievement of college students taking developmental reading courses. The researcher-developed intervention was comprised of three connected activities (collaborative oral re-tell,…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Reading Achievement, College Students, Remedial Reading
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Hodges, Russ; Payne, Emily Miller; Morgan, Keylan; Johnston-Ashton, Karen; Leblanc, Rene' – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
Learning frameworks courses represent a recent manifestation of higher education's effort to support undergraduate students' learning success. These courses offer students the theoretical underpinnings of human learning and the application of learning strategies. This qualitative investigation at a 4-year university in the southwestern United…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Success, Learning Strategies, Courses
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Ebner, Rachel J.; Ehri, Linnea C. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2016
Using the Internet for vocabulary development is a powerful way for students to rapidly expand their vocabularies. The Internet affords students opportunities to interact both instantaneously and multimodaly with words in different contexts. By using search engines and hyperlinks, students can immediately access textual, visual, and auditory…
Descriptors: Internet, Vocabulary Development, Electronic Learning, Search Engines
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Colver, Mitchell; Fry, Trevor – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2016
The present study examined undergraduate peer tutoring in three phases. Phase I qualitatively surveyed students' perceptions about the effectiveness of tutoring. Phase II examined the usefulness of promoting regular use of services through a tutoring contract. Phase III utilized an archival, quasi-experimental approach to estimate the effect of…
Descriptors: Evidence, Peer Teaching, Tutorial Programs, Undergraduate Students
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Summers, Emily J.; Acee, Taylor W.; Ryser, Gail R. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2015
We investigated students' academic achievement in three high-enrollment, introductory-level history sections at a large, public, Hispanic-serving university. Using a conditional indirect-effects model, we analyzed supplemental instruction (SI) attendance and class absences as predictors of course success, after accounting for sex, ethnicity/race,…
Descriptors: History Instruction, United States History, Introductory Courses, Supplementary Education
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Linderholm, Tracy; Kwon, Heekyung; Therriault, David J. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2014
Two experiments tested the hypothesis that prereading instructions, including how to self-explain during reading, would enhance multiple-text comprehension for college readers. Three prereading instruction conditions included a control condition that provided only the instruction for participants to try to comprehend well; a definition-only…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Hypothesis Testing, Prereading Experience, Control Groups
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Ticknor, Cindy S.; Shaw, Kimberly A.; Howard, Timothy – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2014
Many institutions struggle to develop a meaningful way to assess the effectiveness of drop-in tutorial services provided to students. This article discusses the development of a data collection system based on a visitor sign-in system that proved to be an efficient method of gathering assessment data, including frequency of visits, end-of-course…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Instructional Effectiveness, Data Collection, Efficiency
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Zoghi, Masoud; Mustapha, Ramlee; Maasum, Tg. Nor Rizan Mohd. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2010
The present study was an attempt to probe into the feasibility and effectiveness of a reading instructional approach called MCSR--Modified Collaborative Strategic Reading. Based on a pretest-posttest design, MCSR was implemented with 42 university-level EFL freshmen. They met once a week and received EFL reading instruction according to MCSR for…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension, Student Attitudes
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Johnson, Frances; Garza, Susan; Ballmer, Noelle – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2009
Not too many years ago, right about the start of the new millennium, the TAMU-CC Writing Center began to pull away from the model of a center that focuses mostly on individual consultations and began to build a greater sense of the place of the Writing Center in the larger university Writing Community. In this article, we share how we have built…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Theory Practice Relationship, Communities of Practice, Learning Resources Centers
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Morra, Ana Maria; Asis, Maria Ines – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2009
Providing feedback is one of the foreign language writing teacher's most important tasks (Ferris, 2007). However there is less certainty about the techniques that should be used (K. Hyland & F. Hyland, 2006). This article reports on research that investigated the effects of two types of teacher feedback, on-tape and written, and of the absence…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Intermode Differences
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Cox, Steven R.; Friesner, Daniel L.; Khayum, Mohammed – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2003
Notes that as student enrollment in colleges and universities has increased, there has simultaneously been a proliferation of developmental skills programs. Presents some empirical evidence of the effectiveness of three reading skills courses. Suggests that underprepared readers' success in college is directly related to taking and passing a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Improvement
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Trammell, Jack K. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2003
Determines whether postsecondary students with learning disabilities (LD) and/or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) experienced a differential increase in end-of-term grades when they used academic accommodations required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, with verbal Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores serving as a baseline predictor.…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Achievement, Attention Deficit Disorders, Instructional Effectiveness
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Bell, James H. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2002
Conducts two studies that asked whether undergraduates who attended one-to-one conferences on rough drafts improved as writers. Notes the first year focused on peer tutors, so few changes remained for students to make, and results were inconclusive; but the second year focused on a professional tutor. Finds 65% of revisions made afterwards were in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Revision (Written Composition), Tutoring
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Lemire, David – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2002
Considers three serious problems associated with learning styles: confusion in definitions, weaknesses in reliability and validity, and the identification of relevant characteristics in instructional settings, or aptitude-treatment interactions. Discusses four basic groups of learning styles that developmental educators should be aware of.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Developmental Programs, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Yaworski, JoAnn – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2002
Presents a case study of a developmental college freshman that shows a dramatic change in spelling over the course of several weeks after completing self-instruction materials on phonics. Concludes that this case gives hope for adults with poor spelling habits and solicits suggestions from college instructors who work with students having similar…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Phonics
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