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Ryan, Michael P.; Glenn, Patricia A. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2004
This paper presents an analysis of two common seminar formats: those based on learning- strategies interventions and those based on academic socialization interventions. The results of a natural experiment allowed a comparison of the retention impact of a strategy-based seminar and a socialization-focused seminar. For both more and less…
Descriptors: Seminars, Socialization, Learning Strategies, Class Rank
Dale, Paul M. – 1995
This study assessed the impact of the HORIZONS Student Support Program on participating college freshmen at Purdue University (Indiana). HORIZONS is a federally funded program designed to increase retention of first generation, low income, or physically disabled students. The cornerstone of the project and the vehicle through which most services…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Affective Objectives, College Freshmen, Disabilities
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Odell, Patricia M. – Journal of the Freshman Year Experience & Students in Transition, 1996
"Avenues to Success in College," a noncredit first-year orientation course, taught study and coping skills, familiarized students with campus facilities, and provided information about drug/alcohol use and other first-year concerns. Students completing the course earned higher average grades, were less likely to experience academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, Coping