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Trammell, Jack – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2016
Foreign language (FL) requirements at postsecondary institutions remain a major hurdle for many students with learning disabilities (LD) as well as a significant portion of students without diagnosed LD. Many institutions have developed foreign language substitution (FLS) policies that allow students with LD to take alternate paths to meet the…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Learning Disabilities, School Policy, Required Courses
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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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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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Bowers-Campbell, Joy – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2015
The following study is part of a larger study exploring reading identity in students who were placed into a mandatory developmental reading class because of low scores on college placement exams. Sociocultural theories of learning framed the qualitative study. Although the larger study addressed two overarching questions related to reading…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Reading, Correlation
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Hoops, Leah D.; Yu, Shirley L.; Burridge, Andrea Backscheider; Wolters, Christopher A. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2015
Both community colleges and four-year institutions offer Student Success Courses (SSCs) to promote student engagement (self-regulated learning, SRL) and performance (grades, retention, and graduation). However, little work has been done to examine the holistic impact of SSC interventions or to determine which aspects of course curriculum most…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Undergraduate Students, Grades (Scholastic), Academic Persistence
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Mokhtari, Kouider; Delello, Julie; Reichard, Carla – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2015
In this study, 935 undergraduate college students from a regional four-year university responded to an online time-diary survey asking them to report their multitasking habits and practices while engaged in four main activities: reading voluntarily for fun, reading for academic purposes, watching television (TV), and using the Internet. Results…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Diaries, Online Surveys, Recreational Reading
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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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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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DeFeo, Dayna Jean; Caparas, Fawn – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2014
Much scholarship about writing centers addresses benefits to students; this article instead explores the gains inherent in tutoring for the tutors themselves. Using a phenomenological methodology, this study analyzes reflective narratives from eight former writing center tutors in order to identify commonalities in their experiences. Although they…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Phenomenology, Writing (Composition), Laboratories
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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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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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Dill, Anna L.; Justice, Cheryl A.; Minchew, Sue S.; Moran, Laura M.; Wang, Chih-hsuan; Weed, Candace B. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2014
The Learning Center (TLC) at Mississippi State University (MSU) is an academic support unit designed to help students improve their academic performance. One of the programs offered by TLC is the Learning Skills Support Program (LSSP), which is designed for academically suspended students. The Center has traditionally used the Learning and Study…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Measures (Individuals), Study Habits, Academic Achievement
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Ferguson, Kristen; Brown, Natalya; Piper, Linda – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2014
This article reports on student surveys and faculty interviews with regard to a university pilot project of a common book program for first-year students. We found that a minority of students read the book and the book was integrated into only some faculty members' courses. First-year students varied in their perceptions of the impact the project…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Hohmann, Julie W.; Grillo, Michael C. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2014
The purpose of this study was to develop a way to measure students' abilities to think critically about concepts covered during academic support sessions. Tutors trained in a College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)-certified program at the University of Louisville used a rubric based on the Paul-Elder Critical Thinking Model in order to…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Scoring Rubrics, Academic Achievement, Learning Strategies
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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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