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Edwards, Ann R.; Beattie, Rachel L. – NADE Digest, 2016
This paper focuses on two research-based frameworks that inform the design of instruction and promote student success in accelerated, developmental mathematics pathways. These are Learning Opportunities--productive struggle on challenging and relevant tasks, deliberate practice, and explicit connections, and Productive Persistence--promoting…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Developmental Programs, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Bodnar, Julie R.; Petrucelli, Susan L. – NADE Digest, 2016
Underprepared students often need assistance building writing skills and maintaining confidence in their abilities and potential. The authors share the philosophy, pedagogy, and experience of freshman developmental education and the writing center at a four-year, private, not-for-profit urban college. They describe high-impact educational…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Instruction, Remedial Instruction, Developmental Programs
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Arbeau, Denise Cady – NADE Digest, 2016
Teachers of developmental education are familiar with non-traditional students who are balancing innumerate stressors in their lives, in addition to the overwhelming stress of college. Stress relief methods like yoga and meditation are essential life management tools in helping new college students succeed, not only in their education but also in…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Nontraditional Students, Stress Management, Relaxation Training
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Williams, Concetta A. – NADE Digest, 2016
This article explores how a composition program at a minority serving, Midwestern university used an accelerated learning approach in its general education composition course sequence. Using research in the area of literacy theory and developmental education, as well as assessment data, the program designed a two-course general education…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, College Students, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition)
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Pireh, Diane Flanegan – NADE Digest, 2014
This article presents strategies for using two types of essay-writing rubrics in a developmental English class of students transitioning into college-level writing. One checklist rubric is student-facing, designed to serve as a guide for students throughout the writing process and as a self-assessment tool. The other checklist rubric is…
Descriptors: Essays, Writing Assignments, Scoring Rubrics, Developmental Studies Programs
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Ali, Parveen – NADE Digest, 2014
The data for this study were gathered from an assignment consisting of 10 number sense related mathematics problems completed in an algebra course at developmental level. The results of the study suggest that a majority of developmental mathematics students use routine algorithmic procedures rather than mathematical reasoning to solve problems.…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Numbers, Algebra, Remedial Mathematics
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Maldonado, Michele – NADE Digest, 2012
The use of book clubs in college developmental reading classes is an effective way to encourage reluctant readers to build and strengthen reading skills, foster reading enjoyment, and engage students. In addition, book clubs build a sense of community within the classroom as the students converse and share their interpretations of the reading…
Descriptors: Clubs, Books, Developmental Studies Programs, College Students
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Garcia-Navarrete, Sylvia; Sax, Caren; Levine, Joel – NADE Digest, 2012
The nature and role of developmental education classes are under tremendous scrutiny across the nation today. Specifically, students are entering community college and four-year institutions of higher education unprepared to understand and apply much of the reading material presented to them in college-level classes. This article describes the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Developmental Programs, Reading Instruction
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Bellomo, Tom – NADE Digest, 2012
An enhanced replication of an original quasi-experiment (Tom Bellomo, 2009b) was conducted to quantify the extent of long term retention of word parts and vocabulary. Such were introduced as part of a vocabulary acquisition strategy in a developmental reading course at one southeast four-year college. Aside from incorporating changes to the test…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Vocabulary Development, Language Acquisition, Cues
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Costanzo, Ryan D.; Fitzpatrick, Amanda – NADE Digest, 2012
While clinical competence and hands-on ability are crucial to nursing, students in college-based nursing programs face almost certain failure if they lack skills and strategies for textbook reading. Faculty and staff at a small liberal arts college with a two-year nursing program used focus groups consisting of first-semester and final-semester…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Reading, Nursing Students, Nursing Education
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Mulder, Tom – NADE Digest, 2012
The Silent Socratic Dialogue (SSD) writing warm-up technique places college students in a dialogic setting in which they construct the texts that explore, inform, and challenge each other through a succession of questions and answers. It validates students' voices, ideas, and interactions as worthy of study while engaging them in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Questioning Techniques, Writing Instruction, College Students
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Armstrong, Sonya L.; Reynolds, Rita – NADE Digest, 2011
This manuscript describes a first-year college study strategies course designed to introduce students to literacy practices typical in academic settings. Given constraints imposed by institutional requirements on students' schedules during their first year, an authentic course pairing with a content area course is rarely possible; therefore, the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Learning Strategies
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Wilkinson, Denise – NADE Digest, 2011
The values and needs of today's college students are different from the needs of students from past generations. It is important that developmental educators recognize the characteristics of these students in their classroom and develop strategies to address their needs. This article focuses on the characteristics of the Millennial student, as…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Developmental Programs, College Students, Generational Differences
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Paulson, Eric J.; Bauer, Laurie – NADE Digest, 2011
An understanding of the role of metacognition--thinking about thinking--is a fundamental aspect of the theoretical base of most textbooks for college reading and study strategies courses today (e.g.,Veenman, Van Hout-Wolters, & Afflerbach, 2006). The theme we seek to develop in this article is that elements of what make a reading and study…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, College Students, Goal Orientation
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Ashman, Marinda; Colvin, Janet – NADE Digest, 2011
Because students starting college are not always prepared to succeed, colleges and universities frequently offer courses designed to help students who need remediation in mathematics, reading, and writing. At Utah Valley University (UVU), peer mentors are integrated into the University Student Success course to help first-year students learn the…
Descriptors: College Students, Mentors, Peer Teaching, College Freshmen
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