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Rethinking Acedemic Failure to Promote Success

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Re: Rethinking Acedemic Failure to Promote Success
by Sandy Evensen - Monday, 12 April 2010, 1:36 PM

I don't know whether she was told that or not but she believed it.  She has told me several times that her dad has his Masters in math and she didn't know what had happened with her math skills.  Today she started working on fractions and as she was reading realized she was thinking in Spanish rather than English again.  Now she knows she just needs more English vocabulary, she already has the concepts.  S

She is a sharp gal but post-secondary will be difficult for her a because of her vocabulary.  She has good English speaking skills for verbal communication but her knowledge of the language is no doubt far below the level of a college textbook.