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Clustered and nonclustered first-year seminars: New students' first-semester experiences


Author(s): Crissman, J. L.

Citation: Crissman, J. L. (2001). Clustered and nonclustered first-year seminars: New students' first-semester experiences. Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 13(1), 69-88.

 

Abstract

This research study evaluated the first-semester experiences of a group of new students clustered together in a first-year seminar and English composition course. The study found that clustered students were more satisfied with the first-year seminar, experienced greater peer support, enjoyed better relationships with the faculty, and had more out-of-class contact with their faculty than students who were not clustered.

 

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