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Yu, Eunjyu – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2017
This essay describes an innovative composition pedagogy that creatively integrates emerging computer technologies into first-year college composition courses to prepare students for writing in multimodal environments.
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Murphy, Joel P.; Murphy, Shirley A. – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2017
A convergent mixed methods research design addressed the extent of benefit obtained from reading culturally inclusive prompts (i.e., four brief essays written by Latino authors) to improve essay writing in a developmental (pre-collegiate) English course. Participants were 45 Latino students who provided quantitative data. Chi square analysis…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Culturally Relevant Education, Hispanic American Students, Writing Skills
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Finder-Atkins, Charlene; Stockdale, Christopher L. – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2017
Low success rates in developmental mathematics courses have caused a growing concern for many institutions including four-year universities. As a result, institutions have adopted various course redesign models intended to improve developmental mathematics course completion rates. The co-requisite model of instruction is one alternative pathway…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Student Placement, Academic Achievement, College Mathematics
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Mihai, Claudiu; Mihai, Vochita – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2017
An introductory course in algebra may cover various types of polynomial manipulation, here we cover the background of these topics and a relatively unknown property of polynomials, namely Viete's relations. We define relevant operations and properties of polynomials over the real numbers as well as their algebraic forms, divisibility properties,…
Descriptors: Algebra, Introductory Courses, Mathematics Instruction, Correlation
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Cafarella, Brian V. – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
Due to poor student success rates in developmental mathematics, many institutions have implemented various forms of redesign into their developmental math curricula. Since the goal of redesign is to increase student success, it is salient to explore all aspects of the redesign process. Many studies have focused on the positive outcomes of redesign…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Instructional Design, Developmental Programs, Mathematics Education
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Di Tommaso, Kathrynn – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
This paper presents a pilot study aiming to evaluate the effects of a non-cognitive assessment instrument which was developed and tailored for a community college in the New York City area. The instrument was pilot tested on a group of developmental students and asked a series of questions to determine the campus support services that might best…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Evaluation Methods, Pilot Projects, Community Colleges
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Yu, Eunjyu – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
This paper identifies various challenges that a 1.5 generation immigrant faced in a mainstream college composition class and reports on how he constructed his social presence and became a successful multilingual writer. The findings of this study would help higher education institutions more effectively serve the growing population of ESL students…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Writing (Composition), Colleges, English (Second Language)
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Sacher, Cassandra L. O. – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
Since high school students are failing to master writing proficiency, developmental writing programs at the college level have become increasingly necessary. This article explains the lack of readiness with which students are entering college and the workplace, examines the reasons students are having trouble writing, and describes elements of…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Instruction, Developmental Programs, Basic Writing
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Behrens, Susan J. – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
Our research focuses on the creation and reinforcement of overgeneralized and inaccurate depictions of language behavior on the Internet. Misrepresentation of language behavior spreads easily by exposure to unchallenged depictions. We posit that such stereotypes have already influenced our students, consumers of the Internet, by introducing,…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Internet, Reinforcement, Language Usage
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Murphy, Joel P.; Murphy, Shirley A. – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
A convergent mixed methods research design addressed the extent of benefit obtained from reading culturally inclusive prompts (i.e., four brief essays written by Latino authors) to improve essay writing in a developmental (pre-college) English course. Participants were 45 Latino students who provided quantitative data. Chi square analysis showed…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Hispanic American Students, Writing Skills, Essays
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Ding, Yanqing – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
This study conducted an item-level analysis of mathematics anxiety and examined the dimensionality of mathematics anxiety in a sample of developmental mathematics students (N = 162) by Multi-dimensional Random Coefficients Multinominal Logit Model (MRCMLM). The results indicate a moderately correlated factor structure of mathematics anxiety (r =…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Correlation, Regression (Statistics), Mathematics Achievement
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Welch, Tiffany – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
A study was conducted that examined ways to improve awareness of campus counselling services. An Appreciative Action Research Inquiry (AARI) identified strengths and improvements from the perception of key stakeholders. Discussion will focus on findings and recommendations made on ways to increase awareness of college counseling center services.
Descriptors: College Students, Counseling Services, Publicity, Action Research
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Ben-Chaim, Michael – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
Student's underachieving in reading comprehension has become chronic, habitual, and a well-documented characteristic of public education. Schools' lack of success in this core academic competency is especially alarming in light of a decades-long growth of investment in reading comprehension research and instruction. The article highlights the…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Educational History, Knowledge Level
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Behrens, Susan – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
One of the tenets of linguistics is that all language forms are equal, communicatively capable, and worthy of respect. Given this premise of equality, what does one make of "Standard English (SE), the dialect elevated above others in the American school system, the dialect that students most likely consider "correct" and…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, Fellowships, Language Variation, Academic Achievement
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Cummings, Chris – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
Academic advisors see it all the time--skills successfully applied by underclassman in high school are not working in college. This article describes how advisors can help struggling students in self-monitoring and self-regulating their study experiences using metacognitive development as an intervention. Metacognition development includes…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Metacognition, First Year Seminars, Tutoring
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