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  Session: Physics Education Research
  Paper Type: Poster
  Title: Elective Recitation Sections in Physics Freshman Service Courses
  Meeting: 2015 Summer Meeting: College Park, Maryland
  Location: N/A
  Time: 9:15PM
  Author: Steve McCauley
Dept of Physics & Astronomy, Cal Poly Pomona
909-869-4026, SWMCCAULEY@CPP.EDU
  Co-Author(s): Nina Abramzon, Alex Rudolph, Homeyra Sadaghiani, Alex Small
  Abstract: Students from 23 departments on the Cal Poly Pomona campus are required to take freshman physics service courses. Many of them struggle to succeed. Introductory physics courses at Cal Poly Pomona do not normally include any recitation sections focused on concepts and problem solving skills. We present data that we used to assess the effectiveness of elective recitation sections as we experimented with different formats.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: RecitationPoster-CPP-AAPTsm-Hs4.pdf

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