An investigation of the relative effectiveness of three teaching methods in a 'How-to-study' course for college freshmen at the Citadel

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1969

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Purpose of the Study. This study attempted to determine whether or not statistically significant differences existed between the three experimental groups and a control group when compared on the basis of academic failures, grade-point averages, and scores obtained for the Study Orientation Variable of the Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes (SSHA) after the experimental groups had been treated with three methods of teaching a "How-to-Study" course. Procedures and Sources of Data. Four samples, consisting of thirty students each, were selected by the use of a table of random numbers from The Citadel's population of 516 freshmen cadets who were potentially falling at least one course at mid-semester of the 1969 Spring Semester. [...]

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Study skills, College freshmen

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