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First-year students lack skills and drive: Ontario profs

From The Toronto Star’s Kristin Rushowy:

University professors feel their first-year students are less mature, rely too much on Wikipedia and “expect success without the requisite effort,” says a province-wide survey to be released today.

More than 55 per cent of Ontario’s faculty and librarians surveyed believe students are less prepared for university than even three years ago. In fact, many post-secondary institutions have had to create catch-up courses to help those who are struggling.

The results of the survey, prepared by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations, may be downloaded here in .pdf format.

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