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    • 10 choosing to attend a post-secondary institution. The researchers defined college qualifications as being a culmination of cumulative grade point average, senior-class rank, aptitude test scores, and SAT/ACT test scores. They stood by their point...
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    • 11 would put forth effort and eventually pursue a postsecondary education in that particular field. Gemici and Rojewski (2010) used the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002 to determine if having students take part in a work-based program while...
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    • 12 The researchers found there were some students who really enjoyed the project and learned a lot from it and those who completed it just for the grade. The researchers suggested that the project was most beneficial if the student could really...
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    • 13 having clear expectations of the students, having information about post-secondary education available in many forms and levels of understanding, having a personalized counseling program, making sure that testing and curriculum is arduous enough...
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    • 14 believed by Radcliffe and Stephens (2008) that at-risk students may not become adequately prepared for any post-secondary training unless schools join forces with parents and other bodies to promote post-secondary education. The researchers...
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    • EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND MUSIC 2 once stated that, “Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself ("The quote garden," 2012). Music therapy has been used for many different...
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    • EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND MUSIC 7 Music involves many parts of the brain. While music participation is happening, the brain’s ability to information increases. Researchers believe that music is the best exercise for our brain. Studies on musicians vs....
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    • EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND MUSIC 9 a viola played sixteen melodies for the children. Four of each song represented sad, angry, happy and frustrated emotions. There was a control group of one hundred college-aged students, so the researchers could...
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    • 31 Appendix A Your child is being asked to participate in the research study, “Motivating at-risk teens to set post-secondary goals.” Researchers are required to provide a consent form to inform you about the study, to convey that your consent and...
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    • EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND MUSIC 10 performance with the group that had background music. The girls showed only a small improvement between the groups with no music as compared to the group with background music. The girls were already on task 99% of...
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    • EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND MUSIC 18 reasoning greatly increases. Unfortunately, this effect would only last about ten minutes after the fact. The reason this study flopped was because further research indicated that it had an “effect” because it aroused...
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    • 7 text structure, retelling, and summarizing as some of the main components that aid in the comprehension of expository text. Different strategies for each, as well as multiple strategies are examined in this literature review. Breakdown in...
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    • EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND MUSIC 36 Discussion If teachers will use the appropriate music at appropriate times, this is a great, inexpensive and natural way to help students further succeed in education. Before beginning this research, the researcher...
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    • 10 In the math classroom, the student with a specific learning disability in reading may have little difficulty with calculation fluency but is likely to struggle with problems relying on reading comprehension, such as story problems (Jordan,...
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    • 17 of structure and organize it, they are better equipped to comprehend the information presented in the text (Moss, 2004) When presenting students with text passages, the passages should be selected with great care. The text needs to be well...
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    • 18 covered three types of text structure list, main idea, and order. Students were taught how to identify each type of passage based upon text structure and then apply specific strategies for each type of structure. The study concluded that...
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    • 20 Due to the complex nature of summaries, some students may require a paragraph frame. The paragraph frame consists of three to four sentences containing blanks for students to fill in with their newly acquired information. Students are initially...
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    • 15 pretest and post-test, with the last question on the post-test being one that asked how much they liked the lesson. The results of the study showed the treatment class having an 84% mean gain in mathematical proficiency for the concept being...
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    • 20 cursive kinesthetically form muscle memories that are stronger than when printing. Next she taught the students to spell (again, before beginning reading instruction) by having the students write the cursive letters on the blackboard. The large...
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    • 21 . Problems with this study include the unnatural environment of being in a quiet room while being videotaped, the variable of the suggestion that the toy might help the students focus, and the very small student sample. In another example...

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