The National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ studied a cohort of more than 2.2 million degree-seeking students who first started college in fall 2011 (both at 2-year and 4-year institutions in the U.S.). Six years later, 43.1% of that cohort had not completed their degree.*
Oftentimes, low completion rates are due to students not accessing the right resources or having the necessary study skills. Not all students enter your math class adequately prepared to juggle the responsibilities of both the course and their general college experience.
Hawkes wants to set students up for success — that’s why the new editions of Developmental Mathematics and Preparation for College Mathematics offer Strategies for Academic Success, an entire section devoted to preparing students for the challenges they may face and the skills they’ll need to acquire to aid them throughout their academic careers.
The Strategies for Academic Success cover the following:
- How to Read a Math Text
- Tips for Success in a Math Course
- Tips for Improving Math Test Scores
- Practice, Patience, and Persistence!
- Note Taking
- Do I Need a Math Tutor?
- Tips for Improving Your Memory
- Overcoming Anxiety
- Online Resources
- Prepare for a Final Math Exam
- Managing Your Time Effectively
Are these skills important to your students’ success? If so, request your exam copy of either Developmental Mathematics or Preparation for College Mathematics today!
*Shapiro, D., Dundar, A., Huie, F., Wakhungu, P.K., Yuan, X., Nathan, A. & Bhimdiwali, A. (2017, December). Completing College: A National View of Student Completion Rates – Fall 2011 Cohort (Signature Report No. 14). Herndon, VA: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.