University class boosts grades, graduation rates

04/17/2009 | ScienceDaily

Struggling freshmen who took a particular Ohio State University course were 45% more likely to graduate within six years than those who did not take the class, while average students were six times more likely to stay in school and see an improvement in their grades. The course, "Learning and Motivation Strategies," aims to teach disadvantaged students the skills they need in college.

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