Helping Students Who Perform Poorly on a First Exam

Performance on a courseís first exam often predicts studentsí performance in the rest of the course, especially for students who do poorly on the first test. Faculty and institutions provide an array of supports for these students, including review sessions, time with tutors, more practice problems, and extra office hours, but it always seems that itís the students who are doing well who take advantage of these extra learning opportunities. Helping the students who need the help is a challenging proposition.

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