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Hi Everyone,
 
I too am mostly a lurker, and although I do read the discussions daily
I rarely "jump in".  In my relatively new position as Learning
Specialist at the
University of Denver, I have noticed that many students have the
same complaint, namely that they know and use study skills techniques,
feel confident about their subject, have prepared well for their tests
and end up doing poorly. Of course, there are always those students who
are really deluding themselves, but I'm referring to those students who
really are ultilizing all of their resources and yet continue to come up
lacking.  I would like to see what other more experienced folks have to
say about working with these students.  Is there a perception problem
between these students'self-concept as studiers and what is really
required by the level of instruction?  If so, what can I as an educator
do to bridge the gap.  I'd be interested in the networks comments on this
topic.  I am also questioning what can be done for those students who
are not being realistic with themselves and what is required to succeed
in college level courses.  I especially see this in the sciences with
students who want to go to medical school, etc..Thanks for your imput.
 
Janice McFadden
University of Denver
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