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Strategic coherence andacademic achievement

Technological Applications

ISBN: 978-0-76230-815-6, eISBN: 978-1-84950-119-4

Publication date: 30 October 2001


Unsuccessful students stand out in many ways, one of which is their lower efficacy in study methods. In the present research we hypothesized that low academic achievement is accompanied by a low ‘strategic coherence’, i.e. by a poor capacity to use the strategies which are considered the most effective to study a text. Study 1 found that low achievement under-graduates have lower strategic coherence than high achievers. Study 2 demonstrated that the less coherent students have a poor study method and low scholastic performance. The paper concludes with a discussion on the importance of strategic coherence for an effective studying.


Moè, A., Cornoldi, C. and De Beni, R. (2001), "Strategic coherence andacademic achievement", Scruggs, T.E. and Mastropieri, M.A. (Ed.) Technological Applications (Advances in Learning and Behavioral Disabilities, Vol. 15), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 237-258.



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