Research Library

This research brief summarizes three studies by SERN scholars David Yeager, Greg Walton, Dave Paunesku, Angela Duckworth, Geoffrey Cohen, Carol Dweck, and their colleagues that explore whether online exercises delivered before college can effectively prepare students for certain challenges they may face during the transition to college. The studies found that these programs were able to improve educational outcomes and decrease achievement gaps between African American, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, first-generation students and their peers.