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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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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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Wulfemeyer, Julie – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
This article addresses well-known and difficult problems involving reading comprehension and compliance in college courses, using a lower-level philosophy course as a case study. It draws upon both general and discipline-specific research in three promising areas for reading instruction: metacognition, modeling via "think-alouds," and…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Case Studies, Philosophy, Reading Instruction
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Hensley, Lauren C.; Wolters, Christopher A.; Won, Sungjun; Brady, Anna C. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
Effective time management often undergirds students' success in college, and many postsecondary learning centers offer services to help students assess and improve this aspect of their learning skills. In the context of a college success course, we gathered insights from assignments to consider various facets of students' time-related behaviors…
Descriptors: Time Management, Academic Achievement, Academic Probation, Assignments
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Lampi, Jodi P.; Wilson, Nancy Effinger; Armstrong, Sonya L. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
In this article, the authors report on a study designed to explore college students' experiences in two writing environments, or ecologies: a media-free, silent zone and a media-saturated zone. Participants shared varying reactions to both environments. Some individuals found media distracting while writing, and others found it to be an energy…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Student Experience, Educational Environment
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Roth, Daniel – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
Although vocabulary instruction is a pressing need for postsecondary reading instructors, a minimal amount of current postsecondary scholarship addresses this need, and almost no current scholarship addresses the textbook tradition of morphemic analysis (MA). The present article reviews the literature on MA instruction and argues for teaching MA…
Descriptors: Morphemes, Developmental Studies Programs, Reading Instruction, Textbooks
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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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Culver, Tiffany F. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2016
In an effort to increase reading compliance and active reading strategies, quizzes and reading guides were given to 100 participants in four psychology courses. Each participant was given four weeks of reading quizzes and four weeks of reading guides. Participants consisted of students (freshman through senior level) from two colleges along the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Achievement, Reading Strategies, Active Learning
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Bauer, Laurie; Theado, Connie Kendall – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2014
This article describes the results of a research synthesis that analyzed more than 60 articles published in the "Journal of College Reading and Learning" ("JCRL") between 2005 and 2013. The goal for the research was to gain understanding about the extent to which the social turn in literacy studies is impacting postsecondary…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Social Influences, Teaching Methods, Postsecondary Education
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Pacello, James – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2014
This qualitative research study was aimed at examining the experiences and perceptions of students at a four-year college in New York City who were enrolled in an integrated reading and writing course designed to help students connect the literacy skills learned in the course to other contexts. Focusing on three students enrolled in the course,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Student Experience, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Gier, Vicki; Kreiner, David; Hudnell, Jason; Montoya, Jodi; Herring, Daniel – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2011
The purpose of the present experiment was to determine whether using an active learning technique, electronic highlighting, can eliminate the negative effects of pre-existing, poor highlighting on reading comprehension. Participants read passages containing no highlighting, appropriate highlighting, or inappropriate highlighting. We hypothesized…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Educational Technology, Active Learning, Teaching Methods
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Nash-Ditzel, Susan – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2010
This case study explores the impact of metacognitive reading strategies on the ability of five college students in developmental courses to self-regulate while reading. Instruction in reading strategies derived from past research on metacognition was scaffolded, based on Pearson and Gallagher's (1983) model of gradual release of responsibility.…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Reading Strategies, Developmental Studies Programs, Metacognition
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Burchard, Melinda S.; Swerdzewski, Peter – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2009
The effectiveness of a postsecondary strategic learning course for improving metacognitive awareness and regulation was evaluated through systematic program assessment. The course emphasized students' awareness of personal learning through the study of learning theory and through practical application of specific learning strategies. Students…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Learning Strategies, Pretests Posttests, Program Effectiveness
Fotovatian, Sepideh; Shokrpour, Nasrin – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2007
Knowledge of the strategies used by English as a foreign language (EFL) or second language (ESL) readers can help instructors teach these techniques and thereby enhance their students' reading comprehension. The present study compared three categories of reading comprehension strategies (metacognitive, cognitive, and socio-affective) to determine…
Descriptors: Inferences, Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language)
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Van Blerkom, Malcolm L.; Van Blerkom, Dianna L. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2004
This study examined self-monitoring strategies used by both developmental and non-developmental college students. Students were asked to describe how they know when they have completed a reading assignment, have studied enough for a quiz, and have studied enough for an examination. It was anticipated that at the beginning of the semester, the…
Descriptors: Reading Assignments, College Students, Developmental Programs, Learning Strategies
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