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Study Finds That Students Benefit From Depth, Rather Than Breadth, in High School Science Courses

March 5, 2009

student looking through microscope A study by University of Virginia researcher Robert Tai and colleagues from two other universities reports that high school students who study fewer science topics, but study them in greater depth, have an advantage in college science classes over their peers who study more topics and spend less time on each. Full Story

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