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ERIC Number: ED113416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 15
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Integrating the Ill-Prepared Freshmen into College: A Pilot Project.
Willner, Eric
A number of problems encountered by a large number of entering college freshmen at Kingsborough Community College under Open Admissions, such as serious deficiencies in English comprehension and express skills, deficiencies in mathematics, basic study skills, uncertainty with regard to academic expectations, and a general lack of sophistication in understanding college procedures and requirements, are listed. A two-pronged attack to combat these problems, including a placement committee to control the academic program and workload of all incoming freshmen, and an intensive orientation and the academic program and workload of all incoming frewhmen, and an intensive orientation and academic counseling system, is described. The orientation and pre-registration goals are considered to have been achieved by means of a program to which entering freshmen are invited at the end of the previous semester in groups of about one hundred. Following a general introduction and orientation to the college, counselors proceed to counsel and pre-register students in groups of ten, with the technical assistance of a student aide. To serve the number of students who remained perplexed after the large scale orientation and pre-registration, an individual approach consisting of informal briefing and question and answer periods is suggested. Results of a pilot survey sampling students' reaction to this approach suggest that it successfully accomplished its objectives. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)