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ERIC Number: ED522804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 114
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-8120-2
The Effectiveness of a First-Year Learning Strategies Seminar
Green, Cassandra C.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Wilmington University (Delaware)
There has been an increase in the number of high school graduates who lack "college-readiness" skills and require more remediation. This study purposed to report the impact of a learning strategies course on first-year students' academic success and persistence as indicated by first semester, second-semester, and third semester grade point averages; and fall-to-fall retention and persistence rates. The participants were 20 students in Fall 2007 cohort and 14 students in Fall 2008. The seminar was designed to teach students learning strategies that enhance critical thinking, analysis, problem-solving, memory abilities, and active engagement with the subject matter they are studying. While there are apparent differences in mean scores, the differences cannot be attributed to the treatment because of the inability to test for significance due to an extremely small sample size. However, included is a proposal for a credit-bearing first-year learning strategies course for the College's Curriculum Committee to view and approve during the Fall 2010 Semester. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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