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ERIC Number: EJ883720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Learning to Learn: What Matters to First-Year College Students
Damico, Amy M.; Quay, Sara E.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v20 n1 p101-120 2009
This study reveals that first-year college students are more impacted by the process of learning to learn than by the content of what they are learning. Specifically, adapting to college-level academic expectations, adopting successful study habits, and coping with the tendency to procrastinate were found to be critical to students' academic development during their first year of college. Grades received during the first year helped students determine the amount and type of effort they put into their academic work. Acquiring new knowledge from course content was identified as an academic turning point more in the students' second term than in their first. Based on the survey results, the authors provide specific recommendations to faculty who teach first-year students. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A