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ERIC Number: EJ1009893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
Teenagers in the Ivory Tower: Engaging and Retaining Traditional College Students
Sloan, Catherine
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v45 n2 p35-39 2013
Even for the most well-adjusted students, entering college is apt to be a tumultuous experience: The transition to campus living, increased academic rigor, and a hefty price tag can easily become overwhelming and, when adding the maturation challenges of traditional-age students, can lead to a speedy departure. But with the doors of higher education flung wide and pressure mounting to improve student outcomes, it is increasingly important to understand what happens when 18-year olds enter the ivory tower. The author has coached over a thousand students during her years working at InsideTrack and collected insights from thousands of hours talking with them about their college experience--some obvious, others counterintuitive. She describes them in this article in order to help others elicit the positive behaviors that lead to long-term student success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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