ERIC Number: ED294716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Audiotutorial Tapes as Aids to College Chemistry Registrants. Research Report #10-87.
Boyd, Vivian; And Others
Registrants of college chemistry (Chem 103) whose permanent address indicated they lived in Maryland, Washington, D.C., or northern Virginia, were invited by letter to participate in a pre-course refresher consisting of listening to as many as seven audiotutorial tapes on the basic concepts and calculations of chemistry. Sixty-nine percent of those who chose to listen to at least one of the tapes earned a final course grade of A, B, or C, while only 57% of non-users received at least a C final grade. There were significant differences among groups in terms of academic persistence, persistence in good standing, and semester grade point averages, in each of the three semesters following the semester of intervention. The results suggest that offering college chemistry registrants an opportunity to listen to audiotutorial tapes on the basic concepts of chemistry prior to their taking the chemistry course is a highly effective way to help them do well both in chemistry and in general. (CW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.
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