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Sophomore Success Program strives to prepare underclassmen

Maya Al Zaben, Renae Wallace, Amal Younis

by Maya Al Zaben, Renae Wallace

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San Diego State implemented a new program called Sophomore Success this Fall 2018 semester. This program requires Freshmen and Sophomores to live on campus in hopes of helping students be more academically prepared.

This is a student opinion video.


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One Response to “Sophomore Success Program strives to prepare underclassmen”

  1. Mark Nelson on April 4th, 2019 2:50 pm

    SDSU’s analysis on Sophomore Success is based on flawed analysis. SDSU looked at students that willing chose to stay in the dorms and compared their GPAs and graduation rates with students that willing chose to leave the dorms after the required freshman year. SDSU wrongly concluded that living in the dorms accounted for 100% of all differences.

    That is the same analysis as: humans who wear Lakers jerseys in basketball games play much better than players who do not. Therefore, Lakers jerseys create all the difference.

    Both analyses need to account for Age, Test Scores (ACT/SAT or athletic tests), high school history (academic or basketball), etc.

    You cannot make broad comparisons without taking into account the control variables. SDSU simply seeks to be a real estate company and force students to live on campus and pay more and more and more money and take out more and more and more loans.

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