A Case for Cooperative Learning in College Study Skills Classes
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Freshmen seminar/study skills classes have been the primary response of most universities to the problem of attrition between the freshmen and sophomore year. The study of two study skills classes for at-risk freshmen at a mid-western university in 1989, one taught using cooperative learning methods and the other individualistic methods, suggested thatapplying cooperative learning methods to freshman study skills classes would improve important attitudes and skills essential to retention.
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