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Abstract Title: A Qualitative Look at The Long Term Effects of Early Enrollment in Physics
Abstract: In the fall of 2008 and 2009 cohorts of incoming Freshman took U.C. Davis's radically reformed introductory Physics course for life science majors.  These cohorts preformed significantly better than their in class peers in many courses. Through interviews with members of the cohorts and their in class peers a fuller picture of their differential success and its causes is developed. Preliminary results indicate that a cohort effect played a significant roll in the success of students. For example study habits and achievement norms are common themes of the interviewees.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Robert B Lynch
UC Davis
1 Shields Ave
Physics Dept
Davis, CA 95616-5270
Phone: 5307547997
and Co-Presenter(s)
Wendell H. Potter UC Davis Physics Dept.