Saturday, December 12, 2015

Research Blog #10: Abstract and Bibliography

This analytic research paper addresses the ever so commonly asked and oftentimes debated question of whether or not commuter students are at a disadvantage compared to their residential schoolmates. As more students consider the option of commuting over living on campus, more research is being conducted to investigate whether such a decision is detrimental to their social, academic and intellectual development and growth. Many previously conducted research studies alongside first hand personal accounts will be consulted with to gain a better understanding of the commuter students’ relationship with their academic campus and how much commuting impacts them. This paper exposes the numerous additional difficulties and responsibilities that commuter students face and how this added weight has a substantial negative bearing them when compared to residential students.
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Academic Performance Between Residential and Commuter Students.” College Student Journal 47.2 (2013): 334-42. Academic Search Premier [EBSCO]. Web.
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Inequality.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2013. Print.
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Jiang, Qi, Cynthia E. Anderson, Jane S. Reid, and Mark F. Toncar. "Commuter and  
Residential Students: Differing Expectations for College Selection and Student Life." International Journal of Business Research 7.4 (2007). Web.
Johnson, Judith L. "Commuter College Students: What Factors Determine Who Will
Persist or Who Will Drop Out?" College Student Journal 31.3 (97). Web.
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Fact or Fiction?" Rev. of National Survey of Student Engagement. Web.
Newbold, John J. "Lifestyle Challenges for Commuter Students." Wiley Periodicals,
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Rouege, Ciara. "Commuter Lifestyle Gives Students a More Realistic Life
Experience." The Daily Cougar (2013). Web.

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