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Bir, Beth; Myrick, Mondrail – Journal of Developmental Education, 2015
This study considered whether participation in a rigorous, intense summer bridge program had a significant effect on the academic success of African-American male and female students in developmental education, compared to nonparticipants, at a four-year Historically Black University in terms of retention, progression, and graduation from…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Higher Education, College Students, Academic Achievement
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Laird, Thomas F. Nelson; Seifert, Tricia A.; Pascarella, Ernest T.; Mayhew, Matthew J.; Blaich, Charles F. – Journal of Higher Education, 2014
This study estimates the effects of a deep approaches to learning scale and its subscales on measures of students' critical thinking, need for cognition, and positive attitudes toward literacy, controlling for pre-college scores for the outcomes and other covariates. Results suggest reflection is critical to making gains across the outcomes.
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Cognitive Development, Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking