Lack of Study Time is the Problem, but What is the Solution? Unsuccessful Attempts to Help Traditional and Online College Students

  title={Lack of Study Time is the Problem, but What is the Solution? Unsuccessful Attempts to Help Traditional and Online College Students},
  author={Philip Oreopoulos and Richard W. Patterson and Uros Petronijevic and Nolan G. Pope},
We evaluate two low-cost college support programs designed to target insufficient study time, a common problem among many undergraduates. We experimentally evaluate the programs across three distinct colleges, randomly assigning more than 9,000 students to construct a weekly schedule in an online planning module and to receive weekly study reminders or coach consultation via text message. Despite high participation and engagement, we estimate precise null effects on student credit accumulation… Expand
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