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Abstract Volume 13 Issue 1 (2008) pp 42-45

Factors Affecting Student Performance in General Chemistry at Georgia Southern University

Michael O. Hurst* and Randall Howard

Department of Chemistry, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460,
Received March 4, 2007. Accepted August 15, 2007.

Published online: 20 January 2008

Abstract. The teaching of general chemistry and student performance in general chemistry has been the topic of much debate. Much research has been done recently concerning the effect of teaching method on student performance. We have been interested in how the studentsí academic background affects performanceSeveral classes of general chemistry students at Georgia Southern University were surveyed in order to see what affected their performance.

Key Words: Of Special Interest; student performance, general chemistry

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Issue date: February 1, 2008

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