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Micari, Marina; Pazos, Pilar – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
This study examines academic outcomes for university students engaged in a supplemental peer learning program in a selective institution. Using a matched sample of 1266 students, half enrolled in the supplemental program and half not enrolled, we find that participating students on average earned higher grades in linked courses. Using a subsample…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Selective Admission, Grades (Scholastic), Chemistry
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Ghaith, Ghazi – TESL-EJ, 2019
This study investigates the interrelatedness the English as a foreign language demotivation factors of learning difficulties, threats to self-worth, monotonous teaching, poor student-teacher relationships, and learners' proficiency in critical reading and writing. Eighty (n =80) EFL learners participated in the study. The rationale for the study…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Writing (Composition), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ahmad, Samah Zakareya – International Education Studies, 2019
This study compared the effect of two notetaking strategies (Cornell Notes vs. REAP) on EFL secondary school students' critical reading skills. The Alternative Treatment Design with Pretest was used where three intact classes of first-year EFL secondary school students were randomly assigned as a control group and two experimental groups. All…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Critical Reading