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ERIC Number: ED261561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Pages: 18
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The Ricks College Study Skills Course: Its Relationship to Difficulty of Selected Courses and Achievement.
Timothy, Gordon L.
Differences between Ricks College students taking a study skills course and a control group were assessed, with attention to the difficulty of students' semester load and credit load, and grades. Data on students applying for graduation in 1983 were analyzed by semester. Over four semesters, difficulty of courses was similar for both groups of students on both total load and per credit load. For both groups of students, the average course grade was higher for a second semester course than for a first semester course. Compared to nonparticipants, students who completed the study skills course had higher achievement while taking the study skills course and had lower achievement during the semester following the study skills course. During the fourth semester, the study skills group took significantly more difficult classes per credit than did the control group. It is concluded that the difficulty of courses selected by students is not related to lower achievement following the study skills course. Areas that might be pursued in further research include course content and reasons for taking the study skills course. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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