My blog discusses the important and complex subjects of college completion, college success, student risk factors (for failing), college readiness, and academic preparation. I will explore the pieces of the college puzzle that heavily influence, if not determine, college success rates.
Best and most comprehensive college readiness paper EVER
of the University of Oregon
has published a new conceptual paper on college readiness for the Gates Foundation
He uses major facets- habits of mind, academic knowledge and skills and academic behaviors.
- Habits of mind include intellectual openness, inquisitiveness, analysis, reasoning etc.
- Academic knowledge and skills include writing research, and subject matters like math.
- Academic behaviors include study skills, time management, note taking etc., and contextual skills include concepts that embody college knowledge like admissions and financial aid information.
Each of these facets is covered in depth with specific examples.
A key finding is how an expansive definition of college readiness greatly enhances the possibility of college completion.
Labels: academic preparation, College Readiness, College Success