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Reyneke, Yolande; Shuttleworth, Christina Cornelia – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2018
Distance learning institutions allow access to many students who do not enjoy the luxury of studying fulltime at contact-based universities by providing flexibility in terms of time, space and finances. Globally, accountants are vital for the economy and it is important that higher education institutions empower them with the necessary skills to…
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Administration Education, College Students, Open Education
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Jansen, Ellen P. W. A.; Suhre, Cor J. M. – Educational Studies, 2010
Although many studies have revealed the importance of study skills for students' first-year performance and college retention, the extent of the impact of study skills preparation on students' academic achievement is less clear. This paper explores the impact of pre-university study skills preparation on students' first-year study experiences,…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Law Schools, Time Management, Academic Achievement
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Sikhwari, T. D.; Pillay, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Various studies have shown that the school system in South Africa is continually producing learners who are inadequately prepared for higher education studies, particularly schools in disadvantaged environments. The University of Venda (UNIVEN) is situated in an educationally disadvantaged environment. Most of the students who enroll at this…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educationally Disadvantaged, Study Skills, Program Effectiveness
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Gutierrez, Daniel; Foxx, Sejal P.; Kondili, Elvita – Journal of School Counseling, 2018
This randomized controlled trial examines the effectiveness of a motivational interviewing (MI) group on the academic motivation of students at an alternative school (N = 43). Findings demonstrated that MI groups are effective in increasing extrinsic motivation, whereas both the waiting list control and study skills comparison group did not…
Descriptors: Motivation Techniques, Interviews, Student Motivation, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Miller, Cynthia J. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2014
While the first year of medical school is challenging for all students, there may be specific issues for students from rural areas, economically disadvantaged backgrounds, ethnic minorities, or nontraditional age groups. A Summer Prematriculation Program (SPP) was created to prepare entering at-risk students for the demands of medical school. For…
Descriptors: Study Skills, Medical Students, Textbooks, At Risk Students
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Pryjmachuk, Steven; Gill, Anita; Wood, Patricia; Olleveant, Nicola; Keeley, Philip – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2012
This article describes the evaluation of an online study skills course unit designed, using evidence-based principles, to support undergraduate students. A mixed-methods approach was employed to establish the extent to which the unit was (a) fit for purpose and (b) effective. Data were obtained from an online survey (n = 63) conducted on entry to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students, Study Skills
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Steele, Marcee M. – American Secondary Education, 2010
This article reviews characteristics of high school students with learning disabilities and presents instructional modifications and study skills to help them succeed in algebra and geometry courses and on high stakes mathematics assessments.
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Learning Disabilities, High Stakes Tests, Study Skills
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George, Michael; Khazanov, Leonid; McCarthy, Chris – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Remedial mathematics at the college level has evidenced strikingly low retention and passing rates. It has been shown that at least 25% of the variation in student performance is explained by students' affective variables such as attitudes, study skills, and mathematics anxiety. This study endeavored to address affective variables by: (a)…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Coaching (Performance), At Risk Students, Remedial Mathematics
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Weisburst, Emily; Daugherty, Lindsay; Miller, Trey; Martorell, Paco; Cossairt, Jana – Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This study assessed alternative course delivery for developmental education (DE) math and student outcomes in community colleges in Texas. We examined 2 innovative interventions: (a) study skills courses offered alongside DE math and (b) DE math courses that are shorter than a full semester. Our model leveraged detailed demographic information and…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Educational Innovation
OECD Publishing, 2017
Australia's overall performance in the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) ranges from average to very good. However, three million adults, representing one-fifth of the working age population, have low literacy and/or numeracy skills. Building Skills for All in Australia describes the characteristics of the low-skilled and discusses the consequences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Basic Skills, Adults, Adult Literacy
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Francis, Olowo Busuyi; Oluwatoyin, Fashiku Christopher – International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management, 2019
This study examined principals' personnel characteristic skills and teachers' classroom management skills in Ekiti State secondary schools. The research design was the descriptive survey. The sample was made up of 756 respondents which comprised 36 principals and 720 teachers. Simple random sampling technique was used to select the school…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Characteristics, Personality Traits, Classroom Techniques
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Heller, Monica L.; Marchant, Gregory J. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Whether out of financial concerns for student retention or altruistic goals involving facilitating successful learning, efforts are being made to ensure college student success beyond chance independent study skills. Students often lack effective self-regulatory skills and study strategies necessary for success in college. With guidance through…
Descriptors: Self Management, Learning Strategies, Study Skills, Learning Activities
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Smith, Julian; Groves, Mark; Bowd, Belinda; Barber, Alison – International Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This study examined the effectiveness of a Blended Learning (BL) environment designed to facilitate the learning of study skills with a large (over 200) and diverse undergraduate student cohort in a Higher Education (HE) institution in the UK. A BL environment was designed using the model provided by Kerres & De Witt (2003), and was also…
Descriptors: Study Skills, Blended Learning, Skill Development, Learning Strategies
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Smirnova, Elizaveta A. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
This article describes the gathered experience in using corpora in an IELTS preparation course. The practice demonstrates an attempt to reduce negative washback effects occurring when preparation courses just concentrate on the test format neglecting the importance of development of learners' language skills and general study skills. Some…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computational Linguistics
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Brown, Stephen; White, Sue; Wakeling, Lara; Naiker, Mani – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
Approaches to study and learning may enhance or undermine educational outcomes, and thus it is important for educators to be knowledgeable about their students' approaches to study and learning. The Approaches and Study Skills Inventory for Students (ASSIST)--a 52 item inventory which identifies three learning styles (Deep, Strategic, and…
Descriptors: Study Skills, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Introductory Courses
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