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Clark, Joe C.; Johnstone, Jennifer – College & Research Libraries, 2018
This article examines the mindset and process of undergraduate music majors conducting research in their discipline. While working with students in a writing-intensive music history class, the authors conducted several surveys, focus groups, and task-based assessments. Results indicated that most were overconfident in their research abilities,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Music Education, Information Seeking, Writing Exercises
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Field, Patrick R.; Logan, Kelsey L. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
The Game Changer is an interrupted case study that traces the football career of Anthony "Tony Tonka Truck" Williams and the types of brain trauma that he suffers from playing football, from junior league level through high school, college, and his draft into the pros. To be successful during this case, readers will have to be familiar…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Athletics, Team Sports, Brain
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Mulligan, Neil W.; Rawson, Katherine A.; Peterson, Daniel J.; Wissman, Kathryn T. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2018
Although memory retrieval often enhances subsequent memory, Peterson and Mulligan (2013) reported conditions under which retrieval produces poorer subsequent recall--the negative testing effect. The item-specific--relational account proposes that the effect occurs when retrieval disrupts interitem organizational processing relative to the restudy…
Descriptors: Testing, Recall (Psychology), Memory, Cognitive Ability
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Feucht, Florian C.; Holmgren, Chelsea R. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: The authors of this study evaluated the necessary features of tactile maps to provide independent, efficient, and safe travel across a university campus; and a process for developing tactile maps based on user needs and preferences. Methods: Participants who have low vision provided input, through interviews and field tests,…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Blindness, Tactual Perception, Media Adaptation
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Laverick, Erin Knoche – Journal of International Students, 2018
Learning Communities (LCs) and First-Year Seminars (FYS) are common support systems for college students. This article explores the use of such systems with undergraduate international students in their first semester of study as a means to help them better acclimate to campus life and rigorous classroom expectations.
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, First Year Seminars, College Students, Undergraduate Students
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Blue, Jennifer – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2018
[This paper is part of the Focused Collection on Astronomy Education Research.] Students taking a second astronomy course for nonscientists were asked to reflect on the nature of scientific inquiry three times during the first half of the semester. First, they were assigned a short paper in which they were asked to argue for or against the thesis…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Student Attitudes
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Schwartz, Beth M.; Gregg, Virginia R.; McKee, Mark – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Providing career preparation for our students continues to be a focus for faculty, departments, and institutions. Professional development is most effective when accessible to students in a number of ways. This article presents how career preparation can be incorporated in advising, through programming and assessment in a career center, and in the…
Descriptors: Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Career Centers, Career Counseling
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Lawson, Timothy J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
This article describes how my psychology department utilizes our alumni to educate current and prospective students about careers in psychology. I explain how we developed an alumni careers website and on-campus alumni careers sessions for students. High school students and our psychology majors reported that they found this information valuable,…
Descriptors: Alumni, Psychology, Career Choice, Information Sources
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Su, Mengwei – Journal of International Students, 2018
Since the global economic recession in 2008, Chinese undergraduate students have quickly risen to be the largest international student population in American colleges and universities, forming a monoethnic group that often isolates itself from domestic students on campuses. This study explores how twelve Chinese undergraduate students utilized…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Employment, Social Isolation, Undergraduate Students
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Wolfe, Christopher R.; Gao, Hongli; Wu, Minhua; Albrecht, Michael – Written Communication, 2018
Argumentation schema theory guided four experiments on the processing of plausible and implausible reasons and warrant statements testing the hypothesis that most reasons produce greater agreement with claims than when claims are presented without support. Another hypothesis was that leaving warrants unstated often produces greater agreement than…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition), Hypothesis Testing, Majors (Students)
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Popova, Maia; Bretz, Stacey Lowery – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
Organic chemistry students struggle with understanding the energetics of chemical reactions. Reaction coordinate diagrams are one tool that is widely used in organic chemistry classrooms to assist students with visualizing and explaining the energy changes that take place throughout a reaction. Thirty-six students enrolled in organic chemistry II…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Organic Chemistry, Knowledge Level, Scientific Concepts
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Pitstick, Vicki – New Directions for Higher Education, 2018
This chapter describes an intentionally designed comprehensive sophomore experiences for students at The Ohio State University.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Program Descriptions, Transformative Learning, Universities
Wright, Cameron – ProQuest LLC, 2018
At many universities, more than half of students change majors at least once and a large fraction of these students change majors multiple times. The potential causes and effects of these very common behaviors are relatively understudied. This dissertation explores the college major decision-making process, both for initial and subsequent major…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), Decision Making, Probability
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
In spite of the well-paying, in-demand jobs that many STEM degrees can lead to, just 18 percent of the 1.9 million bachelor's degrees awarded in the U.S. in 2015-16 (the most recent data available) were in STEM subject areas.3 Given that about 5 percent of workers with a non-STEM undergraduate degree work in a STEM field, a large proportion of a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Dual Enrollment, Undergraduate Students, Education Work Relationship
Pearson, 2018
Pearson sought to explore whether the use of Mastering Chemistry, an online tutorial system designed to help students with chemistry concepts, problem-solving skills and quantitative reasoning, is related to students' course scores and exam scores. This Research Report presents findings from two research studies: one correlational study conducted…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Chemistry, College Science
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