ERIC Number: ED119790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Harcum Freshmen Self-Evaluate: Their Preparation for College.
Blai, Boris, Jr.
After completing one semester at Harcum Junior college, 272 freshmen (73 percent of the total class) responded to an anonymous questionnaire designed to identify areas in which they believed that their high school preparation had been insufficient to enable them to cope with college study and living, and to understand their own motivations and aspirations. The survey instrument involved a priority ranking of 19 needs in three general areas: educational information, psycho-social information, and vocational information. An open-ended question was also included. Among the five strongest needs expressed, four were in the educational information category, including reading skills, studying for exams, preparing bibliographies, and math skills and concepts. Improving motivation was also in the top five, a psycho-social information item, but obviously related to academic matters. Insufficient preparation in various academic skills areas was the most frequently mentioned deficiency mentioned by the respondents. vocational information deficiencies followed closely, and the least expressed concerns were the items in the psycho-social information areas. The survey instrument is appended, and a list of some of the open-ended comments is provided. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harcum Junior Coll., Bryn Mawr, PA.