Paragraph I: Go to the “Background to the study” section on pages 1-4 of the article. How many different references do the authors refer to throughout this section? Overall, what do these references in the background section have in common regarding gender and academic achievement? Hint – count the different in-text citations.
Paragraph II: Review the list of “Objectives of the study” and the list of “Research questions”. What did you learn from these sections? How would you change the 4 research questions, and make them applicable to colleges in the state of California?
Paragraph III: Which recommendation from pages 7-8 do you disagree with the most (you must make a choice), and why? What new recommendation can you write to replace the one you disagree with?