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The research question addressed in this study is, what are the factors contributing to the comprehension breakdown in post secondary L2 developmental reading students when they attempt to interpret a written set of directions? This paper reports the findings of a qualitative study that explores how differences in L2 language processing - specifically linguistic, experiential, and socio-cultural - contribute to interpretation difficulties when students endeavor to make meaning of written instructions. In the tradition of qualitative research, this report is embedded in a narrative of these students' experiences, giving us a picture of the struggle with cross-cultural learning challenges in postsecondary academia.
Hagen, Mary Beret, "Understanding written directions: an examination of factors contributing to the comprehension breakdown in L2 developmental reading students" (2012). School of Education Student Capstones and Dissertations. 477.