Wednesday 18 October 2017

Maths is key to staying the course with third-level education

Prior success in maths is the strongest predictor of successful progression through higher education
Prior success in maths is the strongest predictor of successful progression through higher education
Katherine Donnelly

Katherine Donnelly

THE reason, or reasons, a student drops out of a third-level course during or after the first year are many and varied, and start long before entry to college.

Colleges themselves are putting an increasing focus on what are regarded as the crucial first seven weeks in higher education, with policies and practices in place to make freshers feel at home

But such welcome and supports will be of little help to students who find themselves on the wrong course, or not academically equipped to make the transition from second to third-level.

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