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ERIC Number: EJ783221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Are Students' Performances in Labs Related to Their Performances in Lecture Portions of Introductory Science Courses?
Moore, Randy
Journal of College Science Teaching, v37 n3 p66-70 Jan 2008
In this study, the author examined how attendance in the lab is associated with students' lab grades and overall course grades in an introductory biology course. Results from this study indicate that academic motivation, as expressed by high rates of class attendance, is critical to students' success in introductory science courses. The highest levels of academic performance are strongly associated with attendance, both in lecture as well as in lab. Similarly, poor attendance usually forecasts low grades. (Contains 3 tables and 3 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota