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ERIC Number: EJ1144040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-346X
Success in Gateway Business Courses: What Matters and What Can We Do?
Berry, Tom; Cook, Lori; Hill, Nancy Thorley; Stevens, Kevin T.
Journal of Learning in Higher Education, v9 n1 p19-24 Spr 2013
Introductory business classes, particularly those with a quantitative emphasis, can often serve as a barrier to students rather than as a gateway. This study looks at how study skills, aptitude, and external factors affect classroom performance. We examine whether, when, how, and how much students read their textbook. We also look at selected deep versus surface study skills, and aptitude (as measured by ACT scores). We find positive support for some deep study skills and negative support for surface learning techniques. Our strongest result is the negative impact of hours spent working. With educational costs increasing it is difficult for many students not to work, but they should be advised of the potential consequences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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