Achievement and outcomes

Questions to Help Adult Learners Set Their Success Strategies

Typically, the adult learners in your course want to succeed, and they are quite driven towards achieving success. However, most are also balancing many responsibilities, activities, and commitments at home, work, and elsewhere. As a result, they may have an ultimate goal in mind (a certificate or diploma that leads to a job)… but, they may benefit from additional encouragement and support, as well as a “refresher” on the specific traits, positive habits, and attitudes that enable them to earn academic success. In the Instructor’s Manual for her text, The Adult Learner’s Companion: A Guide for the Adult College Student, Second Edition, Deborah Davis provides a set of ten Read More…


Why College Students Choose to Use Library Resources

In a previous post, we noted that a portion of college students opt not to use the college library and its resources as the starting point for their research projects. But under what circumstances do students choose to use resources available to them?

To better understand their reasoning, we recently asked thousands of college students: “What do you like about using library resources to do your research?” Below, we’ve summarized the top reasons that they choose to use library resources for assignments.

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MindTap Supports Strong Student Outcomes in History

Would you like to see improved participation and outcomes in your History courses? Try assigning digital. Our studies show that students spend more time on their homework and earning better grades when MindTap counts for 20% of their grade.
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MindTap Supports Student Learning in Environmental Science Courses

Have you been seeking out additional ways to engage the students in your Introduction to Environmental Science courses? Try incorporating digital for a grade. Instructors who make MindTap count for at least 20% of their students’ score in Introduction to Environmental Science see higher engagement and improved outcomes.

Digital learning tools matter to today’s students. According to a recent report, 74% of surveyed college students feel they would perform better if their instructors would use more technology.

Recent analysis of MindTap usage for all disciplines across the 2014-2015 academic year demonstrates that using MindTap can have a significant and positive impact on student learning and outcomes.

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Promote Student Success in Paralegal Studies with MindTap

What are your goals for your Paralegal Studies courses? Do you want to see improved participation? Improved outcomes? Students in Paralegal Studies courses courses are spending more time on their homework and earning better grades when MindTap counts for 20% of their grade.

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MindTap Helps Improve Student Performance in HR Management Courses

Hoping to increase student engagement and improve student outcomes in your HR Management courses? Try assigning a digital solution.

Recent analysis of MindTap usage across the 2014-2015 academic year demonstrates that using MindTap can have a significant and positive impact on student learning and outcomes. When MindTap assignments count for at least 20% of their grade, students spend 50% more time in the platform.

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MindTap Leads to Better Scores in Music Appreciation Courses

How do you encourage the students in your Music Appreciation courses to perform to the best of their abilities? Assigning digital could be key. Participation and outcomes improve for Music Appreciation students when MindTap counts for 20% or more of their grade.

Recent analysis of MindTap usage for all disciplines across the 2014-2015 academic year demonstrates that using MindTap can have a significant and positive impact on student learning and outcomes. When MindTap assignments count for at least 20% of their grade, students spend 50% more time in the platform.
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MindTap Promotes Student Success in Statistics for Psychology

How do you motivate students to persist and succeed in your Statistics for Psychology course? When MindTap counts for at least 20% of their grade, students in Statistics for Psychology classes are engaging in course material more and performing better. Recently, we analyzed MindTap usage across the 2014-2015 academic year. The data demonstrates that using MindTap can have a significant and positive impact on student learning and outcomes. The data shows that students who use the platform consistently are more likely to improve their grades. When MindTap assignments count for at least 20% of their grade, students spend 50% more Read More…


Answering Test Questions: Three Essential Strategies

As the term comes nearer and nearer to its completion, students become more and more concerned about final exams.

Of course, if students want to successfully complete their final exams, they must invest ample time in preparing and studying for them. However, the manner in which they take those exams can also have a bearing on their performance during the examination period.

Below, we’ve shared three student success strategies for completing exams with confidence and competence, as summarized from Linda Wong’s Essential Study Skills, Eighth Edition. Share them with your students before you administer your final exam.

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Improve Student Outcomes in Philosophy with MindTap

What strategies are you using to reach and engage the students in your Philosophy courses? Have you considered using a digital solution? According to a recent report, 74% of surveyed college students feel they would perform better if their instructors would use more technology.

Students in Logic and Philosophy courses are spending more time on their homework and earning better grades when MindTap counts for 20% of their grade.

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