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Friday, February 25, 2011

Students Not Educated in First Two Years of College

A study entitled Academically Adrift: Limited Learning in College Campuses from researchers of New York University and University of Virginia says that a substantial percentage of college students fail to learn important skills in their first two years in college.
Culling their data from more than 3,000 respondents with 3.2 and over GPAs from unnamed universities and colleges across the US, the researchers say 45 percent of students don’t learn critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing skills that are necessary in learning and future employment.
The researchers say confusion on what comprises critical thinking, as well as increased social responsibilities in on-campus organizations or off-campus part-time work are partly to blame. They noted that students who study alone and have heavier course loads typically excel more than their more complacent counterparts.

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