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Lee, Kathryn – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2007
Case study learning was integrated into a course designed to improve students' potential for academic success and increase student retention. Case studies related to self-regulation of behavior, motivation, and cognition for academic tasks were used to prompt students' critical thinking and facilitate deep learning of self-regulation topics,…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Undergraduate Students, Case Studies, Thinking Skills
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Yaworski, JoAnn – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1998
Presents a case study of two "at-risk" students who started college with seemingly equal academic aptitudes but who achieved very different levels of success by the end of the first year. Questions the reasons for scholastic success or failure and prompts educators to explore the implications for developmental education. (RS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, College Students, Comparative Analysis
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Lapadat, Judith C. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1998
Responds to a case study in this issue that discussed the differing academic achievement of two at-risk college students. Suggests the need to look beyond the disability labels applied to students. Suggests considering cognitive motivational factors such as beliefs, goals, and expectations, as well as the results of previous institutional…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, College Students, Comparative Analysis
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Nelson, Robert – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1998
Responds to a case study in this issue that discussed the differing academic achievement of two at-risk college students. Explores reasons for one student's achievement and the other's failure using a simple but thorough six-part framework outlining the characteristics of successful students. (RS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, College Students, Comparative Analysis