Effects of Feedback and Incentives on the Use of Academic Skills

Jose E. Candia, Western Michigan University


This research investigates the notion that the combination of feedback and incentives are essential components for the maintenance of effective academic skills with undergraduate students on academic probation. This notion is in contradiction to the assumption under-lying remedial activities in most universities, where it is assumed that once the students have acquired the skills through workshops or texts they will continue to use them.