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2008-02-24 03:00:35

By Moschetti, Roxanne Hudley, Cynthia Entry into college can be a stressful transition that involves social, emotional and academic adjustments for many adolescents, and especially challenging for students from low-income backgrounds or those who are first in their families to attend college. Lowincome and first-generation students may lack basic knowledge about college, including degree expectations and planning, expenses and funding, and career preparation (Pa sea re I Ia, Pierson,...

2007-12-29 03:00:25

By Van De Gaer, Eva Pustjens, Heidi; Van Damme, Jan; De Munter, Agnes ABSTRACT The authors examined whether gender differences in language achievement were related not only to gender differences in attitudes toward schooling but also to the attitudes toward schooling of peers (i.e., peers in classes and in schools). The authors used multilevel analysis on data compiled from a longitudinal research project in secondary education. The primary results revealed that all boys who had negative...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.