Defining College Readiness from the Inside Out: First-Generation College Student Perspectives

Byrd & Macdonald, 2005 / Sage Journals / Community College Review / July 2005

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This study provides understanding of college readiness from the perspectives of older first-generation college students who transferred from community colleges. Results indicate that life experiences contribute to academic skills, time management, goal focus, and self-advocacy. Research is recommended to improve nontraditional student advising and placement, community college-to-university transfer, and college reading instruction.