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Havens, Peter Sebastian; Williams, Melanie Stallings – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
While peer-assisted (PAL) learning strategies have been successful in K-12 programs, such practices are used less commonly at the college level. In addition, PAL programs are aimed largely at student populations who are struggling (for example, learning disabled students) or in topics where many students encounter difficulty (for example, math and…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Peer Teaching, Learning Strategies, Humanities
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Moore, Randy; LeDee, Olivia – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2006
Although first-year students in Supplemental Instruction (SI) earned similar average numerical-grades in an introductory biology course as non-SI students, their grade distributions were different: SI students earned fewer D's and F's than non-SI students. SI students who earned A's and B's had similar admissions scores as those who earned D's and…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Biology, College Freshmen, Academic Achievement
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Bell, James H.; Short, Sara – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2003
Interviews 11 self-defined underachieving college freshmen. Synthesizes 13 definitions of achievement by students. Analyzes the interviews repeatedly to produce a list of the students' concepts of achievement, arranged from the most common to the least common. Finds each student held more than one definition of achieving, some definitions in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Freshmen, Freshman Composition, Higher Education