Writing exercise improves grades of minority students

08/18/2010 | Edutopia.org

Boosting the self-esteem and confidence of minority students can improve their grades, according to Yale University researchers. Researchers found that black seventh-graders who wrote about their personal values for 15 minutes were able to achieve more. Researchers found that this exercise might be most effective in diverse classrooms where students are more aware of stereotypes.

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