Graduate Students’ Reading Completion
Linda Rak, Dr. Kathleen Olmstead, Dr. Jie Zhang, and Dr. Carole Pelttari published research on graduate student reading completion in Brock Education Journal.
Course reading completion enhances student learning and helps deepen students’ thinking about concepts and ideas presented in class. To better understand students’ reading completion and the factors which impact course reading completion, Rak, Adjunct Professor Emeritus engaged in action research with 434 students enrolled in six graduate-level literacy courses, or 28 classes, over nine years. The researchers conducted a retrospective study, shared the results, and discussed recommendations for Literacy instructors for course improvement.