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Sabrio, David; Burchfield, Mitchel – NADE Digest, 2007
This article briefly surveys the literature on ways that developmental writing students learn; reports on student learning style research carried out in developmental writing classrooms at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Southwest Texas Junior College, using the "Productivity Environmental Preference Survey"; suggests specific…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Remedial Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Lerma, Tony – NADE Digest, 2007
In this article I discuss the factors that led me to implement study groups in the teaching of mathematics. An important influence in this decision began with an experimental study conducted with two College Algebra classes in which students were randomly assigned to treatment groups. While there was no statistical difference between the study…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, College Mathematics
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Shields, Darla J. – NADE Digest, 2007
To take math anxiety out of math instruction, teachers need to first know how to easily diagnose it in their students and second, how to analyze causes. Results of a recent study revealed that while students believed that their math anxiety was largely related to a lack of mathematical understanding, they often blamed their teachers for causing…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Styles
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Tannen, Sandra – NADE Digest, 2007
According to a study of 944 two- and four-year colleges, "caring attitude of faculty and staff" was listed as the most important factor for retaining students (Roueche, 1993). This article will explain how one teacher demonstrates genuine concern for students while demanding high standards of excellence and student accountability. This…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Goal Orientation, College Students, Caring
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Latimer, Sherri; Johnson, Shannon – NADE Digest, 2007
Developmental reading students respond positively to poetry. This genre engages them and intimidates less than prose. Reading poetry aloud further improves their reading skills because students feel compelled to increase their knowledge and abilities and to pay closer attention to the text when they are required to perform. Videotaping…
Descriptors: Remedial Reading, Developmental Studies Programs, Video Technology, Reading Instruction
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Ready, Arlene; Parson, Paula – NADE Digest, 2007
The purpose of this study was to develop a profile of the literacy histories of developmental reading students enrolled in a South Texas college. A literacy history questionnaire was used to collect written responses regarding the students' early literacy experiences prior to entering the college setting. Analysis of the written responses…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Reading, College Students, Literacy
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Calais, Gerald J.; Larmon, Marilyn – NADE Digest, 2006
A review of the literature reveals that obstacles to the successful transfer of basic skills, knowledge, and thinking skills during classroom instructional time differ depending on which of three components of expertise is entailed: conceptual understanding, domain-specific basic skills, or domain-specific strategies. This article, accordingly,…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Transfer of Training, Thinking Skills, Task Analysis
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Talavera, Isidoro – NADE Digest, 2006
A standardized program of instruction usually demands common syllabi, texts, and tests. Since teaching under this type of program is seen as stimulus (or cause) and learning as response (or effect), much stress is placed on the effectiveness of the classroom teacher. This effectiveness is usually gauged by the technical skills of the instructor to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Developmental Programs, Instructional Effectiveness
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Nelson, Angela; Schmidt, Jamie; Verbais, Chad – NADE Digest, 2006
Incorporating creative play in the writing lab or classroom is a unique way to pique students' interest and boost their imagination. Exercises varying from describing Hershey's Kisses®, to using tape recorders for discussing voice, to using magnetic poetry to practice grammar are all ways that stimulate learning through the lens of play. Play…
Descriptors: Imagination, Creativity, Play, Writing Instruction
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Dawkins, Susan – NADE Digest, 2006
One challenge faced by many writing teachers is meeting the needs of students with varying skill and confidence levels. This article describes strategies used in a Composition and Rhetoric I course to meet the needs of basic and college-level writers. Sample assignments focusing on the theme of literacy and learning are provided, including an…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Writing (Composition), Writing Assignments, Prewriting
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Di Muro, Paola – NADE Digest, 2006
At some point between elementary and junior high school, something seems to occur that generates a rooted dislike toward the scientific disciplines in general and mathematics in particular. This results in most students in developmental education associating the word math with a series of illogical rules, totally disconnected from reality and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Best Practices, Developmental Studies Programs, Comprehension
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Norton, Jan – NADE Digest, 2006
Studies in education often report the differences between participants' and non-participants' test scores, course grades, retention, and other criteria. When participants' average performance is higher, it can be difficult to attribute the improvements to participation. Comparing participants and non-participants on other measures can strengthen…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Comparative Analysis, Student Characteristics
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Gunthorpe, Sydney – NADE Digest, 2006
From the assumption that matching a student's learning style with the learning method best suited for the student, it follows that developing courses that correlate learning method with learning style would be more successful for students. Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute (TVI) in New Mexico has attempted to provide students with more…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Cognitive Style, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
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Josten, Denice – NADE Digest, 2006
Every developmental education teacher would probably agree that motivation to complete assignments is one of the biggest obstacles to getting students to practice necessary skills. Short stories and other types of recreational reading might help motivate students, but they need to learn specific skills to help them cope with college textbook…
Descriptors: College Students, Developmental Programs, Mastery Learning, Student Motivation
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Rey, Victoria M.; Karstadt, Roberta – NADE Digest, 2006
Students derive more benefits from attending developmental reading courses that are an integral part of the academic curricula (Maxwell, 1997). Colleges that pair their developmental reading courses with content courses achieve the objective of integrating the developmental courses into the academic curricula. This article describes the model and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Course Content, Reading, Reading Instruction
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