Davis Cass 's Strategic Strategies For Success

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Introduction The author, Davis Cass, was a former Navy Officer and a helicopter pilot who had served in Operation Enduring Freedom and in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Tulane University and an MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was a freshman academic advisor and assistant professor of naval science at the University of Colorado from 2004 through 2007. He spent four years interviewing freshman students. He interviewed two groups of students, those who were struggling academically and who did not develop a plan and strategic strategies for academic success and those students who were struggling academically who did develop a plan and strategic strategies for success. Those…show more content…
Literature Review This paper discusses the difficulty in transitioning from high school to college and the academic strategies freshman students can apply to help them become successful in college. As a freshman advisor at the University of Colorado at Boulder Mr. Cass met with students on a continuous basis. He recognized the differences in learning styles and difficulties for students in the transition from high school to college. Many freshman students struggled with this transition with little formal guidance or structure to help them. Freshman orientation does not prepare students academically for college and does not prepare them for the new environment in learning their role as a college student. Mr. Cass became cognizant that freshman students are unable to effectively transition from high school to college where the majority of teaching and learning takes place in the classroom. In college however it is the responsibility for the student to study and learn outside of the classroom. Almost seventy percent of college involves self-management outside the classroom by the student whereas in high school learning is more individualized and almost seventy percent of the learning takes place in the classroom with the assistance of administrators, counselors, and teachers who were there to help them in the learning process
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