ERIC Number: EJ1095442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
The Seven False Beliefs: Addressing the Psychosocial Underpreparedness of the Community College Student
Miranda, Michael V.
College Student Journal, v48 n4 p569-577 Win 2014
Through an analysis of student reactions to several classroom interventions, this article suggests that the single, most important personal characteristic which interferes with the attainment of academic success for the typical community college student is what he or she has already learned about himself or herself and, also, about the process of getting an education. Many students enter the community college with misconceptions about college, about what it will take to earn a college degree, about themselves, and about the world. Unless they discover the truths very early in their college careers, they will begin those careers with such poor results that they will never be able to overcome the difficulties they will have created for themselves in their very first semesters.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, College Preparation, Prior Learning, Individual Development, Misconceptions, Academic Achievement, Intervention, Student Surveys, Instructional Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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