Some researchers argued that academic achievement is affected by the number of siblings in a family (Downey, 1995).Students’ success in school depends upon their being proficient in academic language, the language of classroom instruction.Similarly, W. Jeynes (2002) concluded that the widowed remarried and the cohabitation family structure impacts the academic achievement of children to the greatest degree.Analyses of the relations between families and academic achievement also need to consider children’s family structures.Nzewunwah (1995) said that there is a significant difference between students from single parent families and those from two-parent families in terms of attitude to examination malpractices, attitude to studies and aca...
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Rosenthal and Jacobson’s findings focus important attention to the influence teacher expectations have on the academic progress and long-term success of students.Rosenthal and Jacobson were able to conclude that there is proof for the notion that what you expect is what you get.Following the test, the teachers were given the names of students who scored high and as such were identified as “academic bloomers”.Rosenthal and Jacobson conclude that the ability to influence teacher’s expectations is influenced by the age of the student’s.The younger children identified as bloomers, made significantly higher academic gains than those students not identified as academic bloomers did.
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After conducting a study of the influence of social networking sites on students’ academic performance in Malaysia, Helou and Ab.Rahim (2011) found that the majority of the respondents agreed that social networking sites have a positive impact on their academic performance; despite the fact that they also reported that they mainly engaged in social networking sites for social reasons rather than academic reasons.The connection between academic engagement and academic performance is supported by Junco, Heiberger and Loken (2011), when they report that they know that academic and co-curricular engagement are powerful forces in student psychosocial development and in academic success.In fact, the National School Board Association (United St...
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The black font for the text is also used so as to make the message stand out to the audience and hopefully impact them in a positive way.As a society that preaches success is only obtained through education, it is crucial for for us to try and find ways to at least solve this issue if possibly not eradicating it as there are real, lasting and severe consequences to be faced if there are no solutions.In which surveys of over fourteen thousand undergraduates were conducted by professor Donald McCabe, a business professor at Rutgers University, and co-founder of Clemson University International Center for Academic Integrity.Finally,i 'm hoping that the visual argument highlights the message of upholding academic integrity to college st...
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This relationship is just as important as a mother’s.The studies also show developmental issues with confusion in typical gender roles, decrease in academic ability, and an overall negative effect later on in life.They also show developmental issues with confusion in typical gender roles, decrease in academic ability, and an overall negative effect later on in life....in academic ability, and an overall negative effect later on in life.... middle of paper ... .
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Robinson points out that the education system right now is made for academic integrity only, nothing else.We must recognize that intelligence is diverse, and create a new human ecology for developing creative capacities like incorporate creativity into today’s education, since it’s just as important.But now we need a MA where the previous job required a BA, and now you need a PhD for the other.Robinson thinks that this, making mistakes, is the only way to develop new ideas.Therefore, he concludes, fundamental principles of the education system have to be changed in order the next generation to have a better future.
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Bachman and O’Malley (1977) found that no significant causal influence between self-esteem and achievement in the high school context with the examination of longitudinal data by utilizing a priori model relating self-esteem and academic achievement of young males.However, this does not mean that educators do not need to put effort on boosting their students’ self-esteem since this is important for them to bounce back after failure, in particular academic failure, and try again.It is also important to note that other varaibles, such as family, ability and socioeconomic status, are also responsible for the correlations between self-esteem and academic achievements.They found that boosting self-esteem could have negative impact on students...
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Also, in formal essays you should avoid the first and second person.A topic sentence usually comes at the beginning of a paragraph; that is, it is usually the first sentence in a formal academic paragraph.The pronouns we and us are sometimes used in formal essays in some major fields, but in general you should not use these unless you are certain that they are customary in your field and/or your professor allows them.We can rewrite sentences #2 and #3 in the following ways to make it better: .It is safer simply to use the third person.
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The Coleman study gave rise to decades of research and writing, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s, on so-called family effects on students’ academic achievement.Students who come from backgrounds that would seem to doom them to school failure often find a way to beat the odds and achieve at high academic levels.During the 1990s, as the United States education system was focused intensely on raising academic achievement across the board under the banner “All Students Can Learn,” many educators, researchers, and policymakers began to adopt the no excuses philosophy.As is the case with most complicated issues, both points of view have considerable merit.And some students who hail from seemingly ideal life situations never thrive academica...
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Academic Dishonesty UKH policies regarding academic dishonesty apply to all assignments and exams completed in this course.An inability or unwillingness to conform to university standards of academic honesty is grounds for dismissal from UKH.168-175| Week 12| (Part E)Lesson 5: Conclude, review and edit an essay: develop language for writing conclusions.157-167(Part D)Lesson 4: Conclude a presentation: speculate about research results in conclusions.Failure to complete assignments will result in academic probation and possible dismissal from the class.
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The ambiguity of Openness to Experience supported by the differing results suggests that it is difficult to conclude that there is a relation between Openness to Experience and academic performance.A possible implication of these studies could affect the way universities accept students.Meta-analysis also revealed that conscientiousness is the only Big-Five trait that is valid in predicting academic performance in college and university (Trapmann et al., 2007).A longitudinal study on a sample of university students by Furnham, Chamorro-Premuzic, & McDougall (2003) showed that there were positive and significant relationship between conscientiousness and academic performance.Many psychologists have done research on the relationship be...
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The worldwide population is crossing 7 billion, what about those people?The process and excellence provides us with the skill to sculpt our life the way we want it to be, to help us shape it and decide what we want in life.What about the rest of the world?What is academic excellence about?This process of academic excellence gives us the potential to be a good human being.
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The analysis that they present, that plagiarism is increasing due to the ease of which information can be lifted from the internet, is justified by previous academic research.After a historical analysis of the development of the concept of plagiarism, the paper moves on to conclude that our modern perception of plagiarism is that it is ‘morally reprehensible’.Moreover, the way that information is presented and is accessible on the Internet has made plagiarism easier (Klein, 2011).Instead, the paper seeks to apply ethical philosophies taken from different ethical contexts (albeit ideas used by students) and it maintains the general proposition that plagiarism is considered as morally wrong, without analysing this specifically in relation ...
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He believes his contributions in the summits were tremendous and will go along way in bettering conditions for mankind.From here, we can posit that a professor is an academic expert in a specific field.He accepted the poison because he felt that he had so much knowledge on Law and human rights so by being a college professor would be the best way to share the knowledge and learn more.New York: Amnesty .The illustrate oxford dictionary (1998:654) provides three different meanings which are: a university academic of the highest rank, a university teacher and a person who professes a religion.
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The Paris-based International Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development concluded a study on US education, stating that "the effectiveness of the primary and secondary education system can broadly be characterized as mediocre at best."America's youth is placed in a perilous state of economic and academic failure.Students are learning what should have been taught in high school, at college level, as I did.American schools, in contrast to Asian and European countries, are to a large extent behind, in achieving excellent academic results.While foreign countries are more intense in pushing for measurable quality at superior level of learning; American students are middling in the academic world.
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The time allocated to socialize should be equal to the time allocated for their academic matters.They form study groups to discuss about academic matters.Thus, for the second research question, the question is answered as the research uncovers how the students cope with the academic and social aspects of life base on their time management skills throughout their study.The study examined the way part 8 TESL students of UiTM manage their time.For the way they manage their time, most of the students agree that they have thought of changing their way on managing time in order to suit their needs better.
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Maria Estela Brisk, and education professor, believes that “Familiarity with culture not only supports second language learning but enriches factual knowledge and cognitive development”.Experiencing and discussing such differences expands American students’ perspectives.The conclusion of Thomas’ and Collier’s research was that “The more children develop their first language â€¦, the more successful they will be in academic achievement in English by the end of their school years”.On the contrary, they encourage students to depend on each other for help, which strengthens respect for each other’s culture and language.Krashen points to numerous other studies by academics that conclude dropping bilingual education did not increase LEP studen...
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The authors also stated that since the conclusion and recommendation made are based on their independent studies and related review materials, they encourage further research be done to fully comprehend the academic achievement gap between these two cultures in order to ensure that the proper measures are done to close this gap.This article was to my liking since most academic achievement gaps studies between Caucasians and minority groups concentrated on African American, Hispanic and Asian cultures.Specifically, they directed their study on the relationship between the culture of Native Americans to their academic grade point average, or GPA.The authors of the article aimed to decipher the factors that contribute or hinder the academic...
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Thus from the analysis of academic achievement, home environment (including family income) and educational activities, it can be concluded that home environment and educational activities explained the greatest amount of variance (Peng and Wright, 1994; Kamaruddin, Zainal, Aminuddin and Jusoff, 2009) .Although, several scholars have proposed various factors responsible for the poor performance of students, few research have been dedicated to the correlation between student learning environment both at school and home and academic achievement of students.Ho 3: there is no significant difference between class size and student academic performance in integrated science?Also the home environment or family background of learners affects the...
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Text messaging has a major impact on literacy because you have become accustomed to typing the way you do in SMS.Having a grammatically correct text message is the least of these college student’s worries, and this is when the academic problems begin to occur with the student’s writing, especially first year students.To conclude, .intercourse” (Shafie, Norizul, and Nazira 27).“Thurlow (2003) concludes that new linguistic practices are often adaptive rather than necessarily subtractive; as young text-massagers manipulate conventional discursive practices with linguistic creativity and communicative competence in their pursuit of intimacy and social .
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Scanlon and Neumann analyzed that the Internet will not affect the way one writes or performs his research.Therefore, educators must be aware of students’ uses of the Internet when resorted for academic research.The awareness of academic plagiarism allowed Patrick M. Scanlon and David R. Neumann (2002) to survey students about partaking in such activity.Another cause of academic plagiarism is because students feel that they cannot complete their task within the given amount of time.Due to this fact, Sisti offered educators several strategies for managing academic dishonesty .
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Even though this model is aimed at human capital at organisations, it can also be related to academic performance.Drawing from research on the effects of reflection combined with feedback on self-regulated learning (van den Boom, 2007) and my personal experience it is safe to conclude that the practical value of the combination of reflection and tutor feedback is a promising means to improve academic performance.After being a university student for almost an year, I can safely conclude that through self-reflection and constructive feedback I significantly improved my academic and personal skills and am a step closer to becoming an autonomous learner.Particularly relevant to my approach are Elbow’s two complementary ways of thinking which...
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Points are allocated to psychology students according to how much work they have completed, so academic success was measured by the amount of points gained at the end of each academic year.The principal topic of this essay is factors affecting academic success, but more precisely, the research question is ‘To What Extent is Academic Success a By-Product of Environmental Factors?’ The terms ‘Academic Success’ and ‘Environmental Factors’ should be defined; Academic success is the high achievement and performance in academic subjects most often measured in terms of standardized scores or average grades in research, and Environmental Factors include peer networks, parents, teachers and socioeconomic status.Abisamra (2000) conducted a study, ...
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Academic writing is generally used in items such as scholarly essays, business reports and textbooks.Non-academic writing incorporates a simpler and conversational tone in both structure and style.Writing may be categorised as either academic or non-academic.Bennett’s academic piece incorporates fully-developed and cohesive sentences that combine to create long and logically progressed paragraphs.And while academic readers may need some prior knowledge on the topic, the targeted readers of non-academic writing are a more general group with everyday knowledge.
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Also for them to know that being good in one thing is not enough so we need everything to be balanced just like sports and academic performance.In able for them to control the academic performance of the students they set a rule that one could not join varsity if one has a failing grade.Participation in sports helps children obtain crucial exercise that their growing bodies need; sports enhance a child’s academic life in school; and most importantly sports assist in improving a child’s self-esteem.Having good grades is their way of encouraging students to excel.This research is all about the relationship between varsity players and their academic performances in Mathematics, English and in Science.
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Students who have LD are most likely to suffer from academic and social-emotional deficits because of their disorder.Developmental academic advising revisited.Academic advising in the 21st century.They find it difficult to understand and process information from diverse and several perspectives which often cause complicatedness and complexity in their academic development.Academic Development Students with LD have found academic difficulties in various areas as compared to their abled counterparts.
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The historical background of online education mentioned above revealed that, in order for online education to work effectively, it requires (a) a constant and consistent adaptation by all parties involved, (b) addressing the financial challenges, (c) progressive leadership, (d) dealing effectively with the politics that get in the way, and (e) much commitment from educational stakeholders (Watkins, 1991).His findings revealed that 81.9% of the lecturers are computer literate, while the remaining 28.4% are still getting use to basic computer usage skills which he implied that most academic staff (lecturers) employed by NOUN are computer literate and hence should appreciate e-exams.They concluded that the Intranet Entrance Examination work...
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Influence of parent’s education level on student’s academic performance In the earlier studies, Hossler and Stage (1992) and Beyer (1995) indicated that there is a positive relationship between the parent’s educational level and their children success in their academic.Review into the literatures has indicated that the skills, attitudes, and behaviors contributing to academic competence fall into one of two domains: (i) Academic Skills or (ii) Academic Enablers (DiPerna and Elliott, 1999).In this study, academic competence is defined as a multidimensional construct composed of the skills, attitudes, and behaviours of the student that contribute to academic success in the class.With these conflicting findings the question to be answered i...
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Jeynes (2005: 2011) in his meta-analysis of the topic concluded that parental involvement in the education of children had a positive influence on their academic performance and other educational outcomes.97, No.1, pp 32- 42 Jeynes, W., (2005) The effects of parental involvement on the academic achievement of African American Youth.Child Development, Vol.The Qualitative Report, Vol.5, No.3 Senechal, M., and LeFevre, J., (2002) Parental involvement in the development of children’s reading skills: a five-year longitudinal study.74, No.3, pp 260- 274 Jeynes, W.H., (2011) Parental involvement and academic success.
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Most cognitive theorists and researchers have acknowledged that poor academic self-concept, low self-esteem, negative attitudes toward study, or erroneous perceptions of students may be associated with poor academic performance (van der Veer & Valsiner, 1991).Having one’s academic achievement meet one’s academic expectations and desires is a major key to most college students’ self-efficacy.student with better academic competence would probably have better academic performance.With these conflicting findings the question to be answered is ‘Do family income is an issue to students’ achievement in academic?’ To explore the correlation between family income and students’ academic performance the purpose of this study is to test the hypo...
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