Literacy Skills Among Academically Underprepared Students

  title={Literacy Skills Among Academically Underprepared Students},
  author={Dolores Perin},
  journal={Community College Review},
  pages={118 - 136}
  • D. Perin
  • Published 1 April 2013
  • Education
  • Community College Review
A review of studies published from 2000 to 2012 was conducted to describe the literacy skills of underprepared postsecondary students, identify teaching approaches designed to bring their skills to the college level, and determine methods of embedding developmental instruction in college-level course work. The studies pinpointed numerous weak areas in students’ skills, but it was found that certain reading and writing processes have been overlooked in the literature. Thirteen studies of the… 

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