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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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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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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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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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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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Burchard, Melinda S.; Myers, Sarah K. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
A teacher educator and college librarian collaboratively designed and taught teacher education workshops about finding and evaluating what works in teaching. This study investigated interactions of self-efficacy for information literacy, self-efficacy for solving problems with evidence-based practices, skills of searching for and citing sources,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Information Literacy, Evidence Based Practice, Teaching Methods
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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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Strawser, Michael G.; Hume, Jessica – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
If the book in common is truly an institutional endeavor, campus stakeholders (i.e., faculty, staff, and administrators) should feel some sense of ownership during the development phase of common book programs. Faculty, staff, and administrators play a crucial role in student development, and to ignore the voice of those campus stakeholders would…
Descriptors: College Programs, Reading Programs, Books, Teacher Attitudes
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Holton Brathwaite, Noel – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
This study explores the pedagogical effectiveness of assignments developed for a first-year composition course to encourage reflexive reading habits that can aid students in the writing process. Students in this course were asked to articulate the connections they found between multimodal texts of their own choosing and texts assigned by their…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Freshman Composition, Writing (Composition)
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Caverly, David C.; Payne, Emily M.; Castillo, Amarilis M.; Sarker, Amber; Threadgill, Elizabeth; West, Daniel – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
Many students matriculate into college feeling confident in their abilities to make meaning when using digital devices, though recent research suggests these students are not necessarily digitally literate. Still, 20% of incoming freshmen are required to enroll in Developmental Literacy Education, suggesting some of these students are not…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Remedial Reading, Writing Instruction, Access to Computers
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Theriault, Jennifer C. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
This case study examined postsecondary students' participation within a developmental literacy course, Reading 100. The study involved five weeks of observations and two student interviews. Findings indicate students utilized oral participation when they felt comfortable as a way to demonstrate interest and keep class moving forward while students…
Descriptors: College Students, Reading Instruction, Literacy Education, Student Participation
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Warner, Zachary; Neater, William; Clark, Lauren; Lee, Jon – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
Academic coaching is growing as a form of retention support, but questions surrounding what coaching should be continue to limit its potential. We argue that a resolution lies in increasing alignment between coaching practice, retention theory, and motivation, and that peer-led coaching guided by motivational interviewing offers a potentially…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Theory Practice Relationship, Motivation Techniques, Interviews
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Albert, Julie; Zientek, Linda; Manage, Ananda – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
Increasing classroom attendance rates is important to improving success in developmental mathematics courses. Our results indicated that absence rates begin to increase after the first exam. Furthermore, the number of absences gradually increased throughout the semester and a higher proportion of class meeting time was missed in classes that met…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Attendance, Mathematics Instruction, Remedial Instruction
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