ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF THE SCIENCEREADY PREPARATORY SHORT COURSE ON STUDENT ACADEMIC PERFORMANCEJournal: PUPIL: International Journal of Teaching, Education and Learning (Vol.7, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2023-11-15
Authors : Thalluri Jyothi; Lagiseti Rajini; Lousberg Erin;
Page : 76-88
Keywords : Preparatory Course; Academic Performance; Nursing; Midwifery;
Starting university can be a daunting experience representing a big adjustment for first year students. Facilitating a smooth transition to university sets students up for successful degree completion; however, if students struggle or become disengaged, they can underperform or drop out completely. An early support system, the 'ScienceReady' short course has been designed to assist with the transition to university study for nursing and midwifery students. It has been designed to provide essential academic skills and foundational science knowledge, reduce anxiety, and assist in the formation of early friendship groups, with the overall aim to improve student success. As well as improving background knowledge, the course also allows students to visit laboratories, meet staff and interact with their peers. Despite its scope, we knew little about the impact of attending ScienceReady on later academic outcomes. This study assessed the impact of ScienceReady attendance on first-year academic success, providing evidence for the importance of early support systems in tertiary success.
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