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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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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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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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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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Howard, Pamela J.; Gorzycki, Meg; Desa, Geoffrey; Allen, Diane D. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
This cross-sectional study at a four-year college explored the alignment between students' and faculty perceptions and behaviors regarding academic reading. Constructs from the academic reading literature were used to create a 10-item survey, modified slightly for faculty and students to respond to the same prompts. A convenience sample of 848…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Bauer, Laurie B. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
The near constant use of technology today has led to widespread changes in the way literacy is imagined, used, and theorized. Since college students spend a significant amount of time using and being involved with various acts of technology, there is no doubt that their literate lives are changing and adapting as well. Although most college-aged…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Lichtinger, Einat – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
This study explores the disparity between college students' self-efficacy beliefs regarding their writing skills and their teachers' perceptions of the latter. It also examines ways to improve the academic writing instruction provided by the institution, and the impact of a first-year introductory academic-writing course. A total of 151 third-year…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Skills, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
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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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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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Castellanos, Jeanett; Gloria, Alberta M.; Besson, Doriane; Clark Harvey, Le Ondra – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2016
This study examined the degree to which cultural fit (cultural congruity in combination with perception of the university environment) and the dimensional noncognitive processes of mentoring predicted college satisfaction and life satisfaction for 238 racial and ethnic minority undergraduates from two university contexts. Group differences as well…
Descriptors: Mentors, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Life Satisfaction
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Isakson, Richard L.; Isakson, Marné B.; Plummer, Kenneth J.; Chapman, Sara B. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2016
The literature reveals that no adequate instrument exists to measure college students' attitudes toward academic reading even though such attitudes are crucial for reading compliance and learning from text. To remedy this, the authors created and refined an attitude survey, administering it to 855 university students across four iterations. The…
Descriptors: Surveys, Reading Attitudes, Higher Education, College Students
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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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