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Unformatted text preview: “flifilmlfi I'll]. m-LUJI'L ELEVEILLLULI tJLLIUJ' _ L'HJJ. I: fllJEJ. J 1. Introduction a. The big risk factors in college retention and graduation are standardized test scores {SAT and ACT], parental income [low socioeconomic status}. Parental degrees and level of education, students' family obligations, college expenses [loans] and tuition. b. Dne intervention described in the article used at universities to address college failure and drop of at-risk students is developing a new scholarship program. David Laude had created the University Leadership Network that fosters incoming freshmen that fall below the till-percent cutoff and have more need-based financial aid. Sflfl of these freshmen partake community service and leadership roles. These freshmen receive $5,000 every year to further develop their education. (1. The hypothesis being addressed in this smdy is that if the information about the purpose of the intervention {scholarship} is disclosed, they will not feel as if they are being targeted. In this stance, students will feel that the professors and mentors believe they can do well instead of fearing that they may fail and drop out. 2. Melhud a. {i} The participants are the students in Bob's Psych 102. The target population is the at-risk smdents in the class. The measures that would be used to define it ...
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