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Agbor-Baiyee, William – College Student Journal, 2009
Purpose: In common with most standardized admissions tests, the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores disproportionately screen out applicants from disadvantaged and underrepresented minority groups, relative to their demographic importance. The impact of programs to prepare students for the MCAT has not been adequately addressed. The…
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, College Admission, Minority Groups
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Fish, Lynn A.; Wilson, F. Scott – College Student Journal, 2009
While predictor variables for success in MBA programs vary between schools, are they different within the same business school? At an AACSB-accredited school, although the curriculum and professors are essentially the same between the One-Year MBA and Part-Time MBA programs, the significant factors to predict success in each program are not.…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Predictor Variables, Program Effectiveness, Business Administration Education
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Mupinga, Emily E.; Mupinga, Davison M. – College Student Journal, 2005
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is an aptitude test, thought to reflect intelligence or the capacity to learn (Larsen & Buss, 2003). It is a standardized admission exam designed to predict performance in graduate school through verbal, quantitative, and analytical reasoning questions. The GRE Board encourages graduate schools,…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Aptitude Tests, Graduate Students, Graduate Study
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Clark, Linda N. – College Student Journal, 1976
The effects of student self-recording and contingent points on undergraduates' verbal behaviors during class discussions were investigated. The contingency system increased the percentage of students participating and the frequency of individual comments during each discussion. The points were more effective with reticent students. Students'…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Communication, College Students, Contingency Management
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Dinnan, James A.; And Others – College Student Journal, 1976
A breakdown in communication takes place when the receiver uses different relations when processing the data through the intellect. College on-trial students (N=53) were tested with the SAT battery and a significant difference was found between their performance on the mathematic and verbal sections. (Author)
Descriptors: Codification, College Entrance Examinations, College Students, Communication Skills