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Using Research to Strengthen a College Reading Course Jay Howard, Ed.D. Professor, Learning Lab
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College Reading, Research and Practice . Edited by E. Paulson, M. Laine, S. Biggs, and T. Bullock. Newark, DE: International Reading Association, 2003. ( CRRP ) Handbook of College Reading and Study Skill Research: Articles from “The Journal of College Literacy and Learning . Edited by R. Flippo and D. Caverly. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000. ( Handbook )
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Vocabulary – Morphemic analysis (prefixes, roots, suffixes) One study found that it was effective but others found that it was no better than other approaches ( Handbook ,47) Dictionary Definitions which differentiated words, presented context, gave examples improved vocabulary more than typical dictionary definitions ( Handbook , 48) Contextual analysis One study required a level of analysis which might be difficult for at-risk students College students not search context because actual context is not useful ( Handbook , 52-3)
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