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College Admissions For L2 Students: Comparing L1 And L2 Readability Of Admissions Materials For U.S. Higher Education, Zachary W. Taylor Jan 2020

College Admissions For L2 Students: Comparing L1 And L2 Readability Of Admissions Materials For U.S. Higher Education, Zachary W. Taylor

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Advancements in computational linguistics have allowed educational researchers to examine large amounts of text and assess the reading difficulty of that text for speakers whose first language is English (L1), and speakers whose first language is not English (L2). Considering L2 students exploring higher education, extant research suggests these L2 students do not access United States (U.S.) higher education as the same level as their L1 peers. Using popular measures of L1 and L2 readability, the current study analyzes admission instructions from 341 randomly-selected four-year U.S. institutions of higher education and finds L2 readability is more difficult (30 ...


Report Critique: Moving On Up? What Groundbreaking Study Tells Us About Access, Success, And Mobility In Higher Ed, Lizbeth Pineda, Rachel Drummond Jun 2018

Report Critique: Moving On Up? What Groundbreaking Study Tells Us About Access, Success, And Mobility In Higher Ed, Lizbeth Pineda, Rachel Drummond

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Book Review: The Rhetoric Of Remediation: Negotiating Entitlement And Access To Higher Education, Chad T. Patton Jan 2016

Book Review: The Rhetoric Of Remediation: Negotiating Entitlement And Access To Higher Education, Chad T. Patton

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For the past 140 years, remedial students have existed in one way or another. In her book The Rhetoric of Remediation: Negotiating Entitlement and Access to Higher Education, Stanley contends that the remedial student has been an important character in U. C. Berkeley's importance in the eyes of the state of California as well as other universities across the nation. Amid many recent political decision affecting higher education and access, Stanley's work is rooted in the history of the remedial student and what that student means to higher education and politics as a whole.