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Greenbaum, JoAnne; Angus, Kathryn Bartle – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
A position statement on the rights of adult readers and learners was adopted by the CRLA board in 2002 and published with a theoretical rationale in ["Journal of College Reading and Learning"] "JCRL," Spring 2003. The statement was a guideline for educators seeking to improve the quality of adult education. In 2016, at the…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Adult Education, Adult Students, Student Rights
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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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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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Bui, Ngoc H. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
Studies on reading literacy have yet to connect how students perceive the importance of different literacy areas to their ability perception in those areas. This article analyzes students' importance ranking of four different areas of literacy: prose (comprehending written information), document (interpreting information in forms, schedules,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Self Efficacy, Reading Attitudes, Prose
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Martirosyan, Nara M.; Kennon, J. Lindsey; Saxon, D. Patrick; Edmonson, Stacey L.; Skidmore, Susan T. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the current state of technology integration in developmental education in Texas higher education. Analyzing survey data from developmental education faculty members in 70 2- and 4-year colleges in Texas, researchers identified instructor-reported best instructional technology practices in developmental…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Developmental Studies Programs, Higher Education
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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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Bratt, Kirstin Ruth; Sundheim, Nancy Kay; Pound, Kate S.; Rogers, Michael Edward – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
This research documents educator responses while learning and implementing a new pedagogy. In our analysis of our own written reflections, we found the ten LASSI scales, normally used to look at student learning, became, for us, themes that emerged from faculty learning as well. The value of peer support for learning, and the balance of skill,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learning Processes, STEM Education, Faculty Development
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Armstrong, Sonya L.; Stahl, Norman A. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
As part of a study (Armstrong, Stahl, & Kantner, 2015a, 2015b, 2016) of curricular alignment between developmental reading (DR) and introductory-level general education (GE) at one community college, we asked faculty participants about the DR coursework at their own institution. Throughout data analysis, we became interested in how non-DR…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Reading Comprehension, Literacy, Literacy Education
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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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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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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
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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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