Research Output per year
Students face challenging texts in higher education, whether they are discipline-specific journal articles or great works of literature. Building on research in content area reading and disciplinary literacy, this case study explores the various stances undergraduate honors students take when coping with challenging texts while enrolled in a Midwestern university’s humanities course. Through an analysis of student interviews, writing, and observations, honors students demonstrated the use of one of three stances when reading challenging works: Bottom Liners sought the essential meaning of a text, typically through online sources; Researchers attempted to alleviate their difficulties by researching historical, social, and authorial contexts; and Feelers tried to emotionally connect with the texts’ authors. Results clarify how students cope with challenging texts from multiple disciplines in a college classroom.
- college reading
- content area reading
- disciplinary literacy
- qualitative research
English teachers are the C3POs of disciplinary discourse: how to teach 'disciplinary literacy bridges’Cisco, J., Feb 2016.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Other
"I don't know what the heck he's saying!": a case study of honors students' stances and approaches toward the great worksCisco, J., 2014.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster