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Bowering, Elizabeth R.; Mills, Joanne; Merritt, Allison – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
It is well known that university students with ineffective learning strategies and low motivation are at risk for lowered grades and stress. Given the needs of these students, Mount St. Vincent University developed the Student Success Course (SSC), a 14-week intervention that offers instruction in learning strategies, selfmanagement, and…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, At Risk Students, Questionnaires, Undergraduate Students
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Simper, Natalie; Kaupp, James; Frank, Brian; Scott, Jill – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
This study encapsulates the development and testing of the Transferable Learning Orientations (TLO) tool. It is a triangulated measure built on select scales from the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ), together with multiple-choice items adapted from the lifelong learning VALUE rubric, and an open-ended response for each…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Questionnaires, Test Construction, Metacognition
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Wernersbach, Brenna M.; Crowley, Susan L.; Bates, Scott C.; Rosenthal, Carol – Journal of Developmental Education, 2014
Although study skills courses improve student retention, the impact of study skills courses on students' academic self-efficacy has not been investigated. The present study examined pre- and posttest levels of academic self-efficacy in college students enrolled in a study skills course (n = 126) compared to students enrolled in a general education…
Descriptors: Study Skills, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Investigations
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Kinzie, Jillian – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2013
The essay examines the variety of research methods and measures used in the first-year experience and students-in-transition field over the past 25 years. Interrogating the extant research, Kinzie explores whether the methods and analytic processes most commonly employed are adequate to advance our understanding of complex issues in the field. The…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Scholarship, Educational Research, Mixed Methods Research
Begotka, James – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Many two-year colleges throughout the nation are intentionally redesigning developmental education programming and practices directed at improving student preparedness and success. Theoretical works from Bloom and Knowles have established that the affective domain is significant to learner preparedness and eventual success, specifically for adult…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Alignment (Education), Developmental Studies Programs
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Bail, Frederick T.; Zhang, Shuqiang; Tachiyama, Gary T. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2008
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of completion of a self-regulated learning course on long-term academic outcomes of undergraduate students from a university program to support underprepared undergraduate students. These students were compared to a group of students from the same program who were carefully selected to be…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Grade Point Average, Graduation Rate, Graduation
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Isaacson, Randy M. – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2005
One of the most frustrating teaching dilemmas in post-secondary education is helping students who claim to have mastered the course content but are unable to demonstrate their understanding. These students are often convinced they have a command of the material and may even be able to persuade their instructor that their failure is due to the…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Course Content, Metacognition, Postsecondary Education