ERIC Number: ED071590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
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Inventory of Opinions and Expectations, 1971 Freshman Class.
State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Univ. Research Office.
This document reports the findings of the Inventory of Opinion and Expectation as administered to 1178 incoming freshmen at the State University of New York at Buffalo during the fall of 1971. It was found that the typical freshman at SUNY/B is a public high school graduate who found high school courses boring, repetitious and uninteresting, yet who anticipates a challenge in colleges. Most of the high school homework was written exercises and assigned readings, and the freshman expects assigned readings and independent research as the most frequent type of work assignment. Primary reasons for the students' coming to college were: (1) preparation for specific career; (2) preparation for a more interesting job; (3) to learn to interact with people better; and (4) liberal (general) education. The problems the students expected to encounter dealt with choice of vocation, personal identity, finance, military service, and choice of major. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Univ. Research Office.