Suggested Readings

Student Success

Monograph No 26, National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. University of South Carolina: Columbia
Barefoot, B. O., Fidler, D., Gardner, J.N., Moore, P. and Roberts, M. 1999
Full Ref:Barefoot, B. O., Fidler, D., Gardner, J.N., Moore, P. and Roberts, M. (1999) A Natural Linkage: The First-Year Seminar and the Learning Community. In: J. H. Levine (Ed.), Learning Communities: New Structures, New Partnerships for Learning. Monograph No 26, National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. University of South Carolina: Columbia.

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The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education
Box, G., Callan, N., Geddes, T., Kemp, K.M., and Wjcieszek, J. 2012
Full Ref: Box, G., Callan, N., Geddes, T., Kemp, K.M., and Wjcieszek, J. 2012. University First Year Advisors: A Network Approach for First Year Student Transition and Retention. A Practice Report. The International Journal of The First Year in Higher Education, 3 (1): 91- 100.

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Vanderbilt University Press: Nashville, Tennessee
Braxton, J.M. (Ed.) 2000
Full Ref: Braxton, J.M. (Ed.) 2000. Reworking the Student Departure Puzzle. Vanderbilt University Press: Nashville, Tennessee.

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Journal of College Student Retention
Caison, A.L. 2005
Full Ref: Caison, A.L. 2005. Determinants of Systemic Retention: Implications for Improving Retention Practice in Higher Education. Journal of College Student Retention, 6 (4): 425-411.

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New Directions in Higher Education
Dunphy, L., Miller, T., Woodruff, T., and Nelson, J. 1987
Full Ref: Dunphy, L., Miller, T., Woodruff, T., and Nelson, J. 1987. Exemplary Retention Strategies for the Freshman Year. New Directions in Higher Education, 15 (4): 39-60.

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Studies in Higher Education
Gale, T., and Parker, S. 2014
Full Ref: Gale, T., and Parker, S. 2014. Navigating Change: Typology of Student Transition in Higher Education. Studies in Higher Education, 39(5): 734-753.

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Jossey-Bass: San Francisco
Gardner, J.N., Upcraft, M.L., and B.O. Barefoot, B.O. (Eds.) 2005
Full Ref: Gardner, J.N., Upcraft, M.L., and B.O. Barefoot, B.O. (Eds.) 2005. Challenging and Supporting the First-Year Student: A Handbook for Improving the First Year of College. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco.

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Available Online
Harvey, L., Drew, S., and Smit, M. 2006
Full Ref: Harvey, L., Drew, S., and Smit, M. 2006. The First-Year Experience: A Review of Literature for the Higher Education Academy. [Available Online]

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Journal of College Student Retention
Hawley, T.H., and Harris, T.A. 2005
Full Ref: Hawley, T.H., and Harris, T.A. 2005. Student Characteristics Related to Persistence for First-Year Community College Students. Journal of College Student Retention, 7(1): 117-142.

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Journal of College Student Development
Hernandez, J.C. 2000
Full Ref: Hernandez, J.C. 2000. Understanding the Retention of Latino College Students. Journal of College Student Development, 41(6): 575-588.

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Maidenhead: Society for Research into Higher Education and Open University Press
Johnston. B. 2010
Full Ref: Johnston. B. 2010. The First-Year at University: Teaching Students in Transition. Maidenhead: Society for Research into Higher Education and Open University Press.

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Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
Johnes, G., and McNabb, R. 2004
Full Ref: Johnes, G., and McNabb, R. 2004. Never Give Up on The Good Times: Student Attrition in the UK. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 66: 23-47.

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College Student Journal
Kim, E., Newton, FB., Downey, R., and Benton, S. 2010
Full Ref: Kim, E., Newton, FB., Downey, R., and Benton, S. 2010. Personal Factors Impacting College Student Success: Constructing College Learning Effectiveness Inventory (CLEI). College Student Journal, 44(1): 112-125.

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The Saudi Journal of Higher Education
Koch, A.K., and Gardner, J.N. 2014
Full Ref: Koch, A.K., and Gardner, J.N. 2014. A History of the First-Year Experience in the United States in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: Past Practices, Current Approaches and Future Directions. The Saudi Journal of Higher Education, (11): 11-44.

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Jossey-Bass: San Francisco
Kuh, G.D., Kinzie, J., Schuh, J.H., and Whitt, E.J. 2005
Full Ref: Kuh, G.D., Kinzie, J., Schuh, J.H., and Whitt, E.J. 2005. Student Success in College: Creating Conditions that Matter. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco.

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Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U): Washington, DC
Kuh, G.D. 2008
Full Ref: Kuh, G.D. 2008. High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter. Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U): Washington, DC.

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Journal of Instructional Psychology
Kuo, J., Hagie, C., and Miller, M.T. 2004
Full Ref: Kuo, J., Hagie, C., and Miller, M.T. 2004. Encouraging College Student Success: The Instructional Challenges, Response Strategies and Study Skills of Contemporary Undergraduates. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 31(1): 60-67.

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Sun Press: Stellenbosch
Leibowitz, B., Van Der Merwe, A and Schalkwyk, S. (Eds.). 2012
Full Ref: Leibowitz, B., Van Der Merwe, A and Schalkwyk, S. (Eds.). 2012. Focus on First-Year Success: Perspectives Emerging from South Africa and Beyond. Sun Press: Stellenbosch, 17-35.

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South African Journal of Higher Education
Louren, A. and Smit, I.P.J. 2003
Full Ref: Louren, A. and Smit, I.P.J. 2003. Retention: Predicting First Year Success. South African Journal of Higher Education, 17(2): 169-176.

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International Journal of Educational Development
Lubben, F., Davidowitz, B., Buffler, A., Allie., and Scott, I. 2010
Full Ref: Lubben, F., Davidowitz, B., Buffler, A., Allie., and Scott, I. 2010. Factors Influencing Access Students' Persistence in an Undergraduate Science Programme: A South African Case Study. International Journal of Educational Development, 30 (4): 351-358.

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HSRC Press: Cape Town
Morrow, W. 2009
Full Ref: Morrow, W. 2009. Bounds of Democracy: Epistemological Access in Higher Education. HSRC Press: Cape Town.

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Oxford Shine, UK: Libri Publishing
Nelson, K.J., Kift, S.M., and Clarke, J.A. 2012
Full Ref: Nelson, K.J., Kift, S.M., and Clarke, J.A. 2012. A Transition Pedagogy for Student Engagement and First-Year Learning, Success and Retention. Oxford Shine, UK: Libri Publishing.

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Student Success
O`Donnell, M., Wallace, M., Melano, A., Lawson, R., and Leinonen, E. 2015
Full Ref: O`Donnell, M., Wallace, M., Melano, A., Lawson, R., and Leinonen, E. 2015. Putting Transition at The Centre of Whole-of-Curriculum Transformation. Student Success, 6(2): 73-79.

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The International Journal of The First Year in Higher Education
Ogude, N., Kilfoil, W., and Du Plessis, D. 2012
Full Ref: Ogude, N., Kilfoil, W., and Du Plessis, D. 2012. An Institutional Model for Improving Student Retention and Success at The University of Pretoria. The International Journal of The First Year in Higher Education, 3(1): 21-34.

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Jossey-Bass: San Francisco
Pascarella, E., and Terenzini, P. 1991
Full Ref: Pascarella, E., and Terenzini, P. 1991. How College Affects Students: A Third Decade of Research. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco.

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Journal of College Student Development
Pritchard, M.E., and Wilson, G.S. 2003
Full Ref: Pritchard, M.E., and Wilson, G.S. 2003. Using Emotional and Social Factors to Predict Student Success. Journal of College Student Development, 44(1): 18-28.

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The Qualitative Report
Rausch, J.L., and Hamilton, M.W. 2006
Full Ref: Rausch, J.L., and Hamilton, M.W. 2006. Goal and Distractions: Explanations of Early Attrition from Traditional University Freshmen. The Qualitative Report, 11 [Available Online]

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Research in Higher Education
Reason, R.D., Terenzini, P.T., and Domingo, R.J. 2006
Full Ref: Reason, R.D., Terenzini, P.T., and Domingo, R.J. 2006. First Things First: Developing Academic Competence in the First-Year of College. Research in Higher Education, 47: 149-175.

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Journal of Student Affairs in Africa
Schreiber, B., Leuscher-Mamashela, T., and Moja, V. 2014
Full Ref:Schreiber, B., Leuscher-Mamashela, T., and Moja, V. 2014. Tinto in South Africa: Student Integration, Persistence and Success, and The Role of Student Affairs. Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2(2): v-x.

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Acta Academia
Strydom, J.F., Kuh, G.D., and Metz, M. 2010
Full Ref: Strydom, J.F., Kuh, G.D., and Metz, M. 2010. Enhancing Success in South Africa's Higher Education: Measuring Student Engagement. Acta Academia, 42(1): 259-278.

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Journal of Institutional Research
Tinto, V. 2000
Full Ref: Tinto, V. 2000. Learning Better Together: The Impact of Learning Communities on Student Success in Higher Education. Journal of Institutional Research, 9(1): 1-8.

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The International Journal of The First Year in Higher Education
Tinto, V. 2012
Full Ref: Tinto, V. 2012. Enhancing Student Success: Taking Classroom Success Seriously. The International Journal of The First Year in Higher Education, 3(1): 1-8.

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Educational Research Review
Van der Zanden, P.J.A.C., Dennesen, E., Cillessen, A.H.N., and Meijer, P.C. 2018
Full Ref: Van der Zanden, P.J.A.C., Dennesen, E., Cillessen, A.H.N., and Meijer, P.C. 2018. Domains and Predictors of First-Year Student Success: A Systematic Literature Review. Educational Research Review, 23: 57-77.

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Available Online
Van Zyl, A. (Ed). 2017
Full Ref: Van Zyl, A. (Ed). 2017. The First-Year Experience in Higher Education in South Africa: A Good Practices Guide. [Available Online]

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The Journal of Quality and Participation
Veenstra, C.P. 2009
Full Ref: Veenstra, C.P. 2009. A Strategy for Improving Freshman College Retention. The Journal of Quality and Participation, 19-23.

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South African Journal of Higher Education
Visser, H., and Van Zyl, D. 2013
Full Ref: Visser, H., and Van Zyl, D. 2013. Assessment of Academic Readiness to Achieve Student Success and Retention. South African Journal of Higher Education, 27(2): 330-352.

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Teaching in Higher Education
Zepke, N., and Leach, L. 2010
Full Ref: Zepke, N., and Leach, L. 2010. Beyond Hard Outcomes: 'Soft' Outcomes and Engagement as Student Success. Teaching in Higher Education, 15(6): 661-673.

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Journal of Learning for Development
Baijnath, N. 2018
Full Ref: Baijnath, N. 2018. Learning for Development in the Context of South Africa: Considerations for Open Education Resources in Improving Higher Education Outcomes. Journal of Learning for Development, 5(2): 87-100.

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South African Journal of Higher Education
Lourens, A. and Bleazard, D. 2016
Full Ref: Lourens, A., and Bleazard, D. 2016. Applying Predictive Analytics in Identifying Students at Risk: A Case Study. South African Journal of Higher Education, 30(2): 129-142.

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Journal of Higher Education in Africa
Sehoole, C., and Adeyemo, K.S. 2016
Full Ref: Sehoole, C., and Adeyemo, K.S. 2016. Access to, and Success in, Higher Education in Post-apartheid South Africa: Social Justice Analysis. Journal of Higher Education in Africa, 14(1): 1-18.

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Rural Education Access Programme
Jones, B., Coetzee, G., Bailey, T., and Wickham, S. 2008
Full Ref: Jones, B., Coetzee, G., Bailey, T., and Wickham, S. 2008. Factors that Facilitate Success for Disadvantaged Higher Education Students. Rural Education Access Programme. [Available Online]

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African Journal of Career Development
Lombard, P. 2020
Full Ref: Lombard, P. 2020. Factors that Influence Transition from High School to Higher Education: A Case of the Juniortukkie Programme. African Journal of Career Development, 2(1): A5.

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Higher Education Admissions Practices: An International Perspective
Jappie, N. 2020
Full Ref: Jappie, N. 2020. Access, Equity, and Admissions in South African Higher Education. Higher Education Admissions Practices: An International Perspective, 190-202.

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Journal of Higher Education Research & Development
Lane, M., Moore, A., Hooper, L., Menzies, V., Cooper, B., Shaw, N., and Rueckert, C. 2019
Full Ref: Lane, M., Moore, A., Hooper, L., Menzies, V., Cooper, B., Shaw, N., and Rueckert, C. 2019. Dimensions of Student Success: A Framework for Defining and Evaluating Support for Learning in Higher Education. Journal of Higher Education Research & Development, 38(5): 954-968.

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Journal of Higher Education Research & Development
Alyahyan, E., and Düştegör, D. 2020
Full Ref: Alyahyan, E., and Düştegör, D. 2020. Predicting Academic Success in Higher Education: Literature Review and Best Practices. Journal of Higher Education Research & Development, 17(3): https://doi.org/10.1186/s41239-020-0177-7.

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Oxford University Press
Long, K.C. 2017
Full Ref: Long, K.C. 2017. E-Learning, Information Technology, and Student Success in Higher Education. Oxford University Press. 10.1093/acrefore/9780190224851.013.78.

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Journal of Developmental Education
Stewart, S., Lim, D.H., and Kim, J. 2015
Full Ref: Stewart, S., Lim, D.H., and Kim, J. 2015. Factors Influencing College Persistence for First-Time Students. Journal of Developmental Education, 38(3): 12-20.

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Studies in Higher Education
Gabi, J., and Sharpe, S. 2019
Full Ref: Gabi, J., and Sharpe, S. 2019. Against the Odds: An Investigation into Student Persistence in UK Higher Education. Studies in Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2019.1626364.

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Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice
Andrade, M.S., Miller, R.M., McArthur, D., and Ogden, M. 2020
Full Ref: Andrade, M.S., Miller, R.M., McArthur, D., and Ogden, M. 2020. The Impact of Learning on Student Persistence in Higher Education. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, https://doi.org/10.1177/1521025120915576.

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The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development
King, W.B. 2009
Full Ref: King, W.B. 2009. Contributing Factors to Persistence among African-American and Hispanic Students in Higher Education: A Phenomenological Qualitative Study at a Diverse Small Institution on the East Coast. The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development, 8(18): 15-30.

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The Journal of Experimental Education
Gilstrap, D.L. 2020
Full Ref: Gilstrap, D.L. 2020. Understanding Persistence of At-Risk Students in Higher Education Enrollment Management Using Multiple Linear Regression and Network Analysis. The Journal of Experimental Education, 88(3): 470-485.

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Journal of Diversity in Higher Education
Kutscher, E. L., and Tuckwiller, E. D. 2019
Full Ref: Kutscher, E. L., and Tuckwiller, E. D. 2019. Persistence in Higher Education for Students with Disabilities: A Mixed Systematic Review. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 12(2): 136-155.

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Stellenbosch University
Sampson, L.G. 2011
Full Ref: Sampson, L.G. 2011. Student Persistence in Higher Education: A Study of the Challenges and Achievements of a Group of Historically Disadvantaged Senior Students Studying at the University of the Western Cape. Stellenbosch University: MA Dissertation.

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Near and Middle Eastern Journal of Research in Education
Khalifa, B., Nasser, R., Ikhlef, A., Walker, J.S., Amali, S 2016
Full Ref: Khalifa, B., Nasser, R., Ikhlef, A., Walker, J.S., Amali, S. 2016. Persistence in Higher Education: A Qualitative Study of Student Perceptions, Beliefs, Outlook and Context in Qatar. Near and Middle Eastern Journal of Research in Education. 2016:2 http://dx.doi.org/10.5339/nmejre.2016.2.

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South African Journal of Higher Education
Ogude, N.A., Majozi, P.C., Mathabathe, K.C., Mthethwa, N. 2021
Full Ref: Ogude, N.A., Majozi, P.C., Mathabathe, K.C., Mthethwa, N. 2021. The Management of Student Success in Extended Curriculum Programmes: A Case Study of The University of Pretoria’s Mamelodi Campus, South Africa. South African Journal of Higher Education, 35(4): 237-252.

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Journal of Student Affairs in Africa
Van Zyl, A., Dampier, G., Ngwenya, N. 2020
Full Ref: Van Zyl, A., Dampier, G., Ngwenya, N. 2020. Effective Institutional Intervention Where It Makes the Biggest Difference to Student Success: The University of Johannesburg (UJ) Integrated Student Success Initiative (ISSI). Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 8(2): 59-71.

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University of Pretoria
Myburgh, C. 2019
Full Ref: Myburgh, C. 2019. Predicting Student Success: Towards an Admission Model. PhD Thesis: University of Pretoria.

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World Engineering Education Forum - Global Engineering Deans Council
Van der Merwe, A.J., and Maharaj, B.T. 2018
Full Ref: Van der Merwe, A.J., and Maharaj, B.T. 2018. Factors Affecting Engineering Student Success: A South African Perspective. World Engineering Education Forum - Global Engineering Deans Council, 1-5.

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Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Ndiyakholwa, N. 2020
Full Ref: Ndiyakholwa, N. 2020. Learning Analytics to Enhance Student Throughput and Success: A Case Study of the South African Technology Network (SATN). MA Dissertation: Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

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South African Journal of Psychology
Thomas, T.A., and Maree, D. 2022
Full Ref: Thomas, T.A., and Maree, D. 2022. Student Factors Affecting Academic Success among Undergraduate Students at Two South African Higher Education Institutions. South African Journal of Psychology, 52(1).

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International Multidisciplinary Information Technology and Engineering Conference
Ndou, N., Ajoodha, R., and Jadhav, A. 2020
Full Ref: Ndou, N., Ajoodha, R., and Jadhav, A. 2020. Educational Data-mining to Determine Student Success at Higher Education Institutions. International Multidisciplinary Information Technology and Engineering Conference, 1-8.

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Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal
Ndou, N., Ajoodha, R., and Jadhav, A. 2021
Full Ref: Ndou, N., Ajoodha, R., and Jadhav, A. 2021. A Case Study to Enhance Student Support Initiatives Through Forecasting Student Success in Higher Education. Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal, 6(1): 230-241.

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UNISA Press
Robinson, Z. 2021
Full Ref: Robinson, Z. 2021. A Strategy for Improved Student Success and Learning with E-Portfolios in Economics: A Case Study from the University of South Africa. UNISA Press.

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The Business and Management Review
Carpenter, R., and Kraus, T. 2020
Full Ref: Carpenter, R., and Kraus, T. 2020. Potential Determinants of Students’ Academic Success in Private Tertiary Education in South Africa. The Business and Management Review, 11(2): 69-78.

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BMC Medical Education
Mabizela, S., and George, A. 2020
Full Ref: Mabizela, S., and George, A. 2020. Predictive Validity of the National Benchmark Test and National Senior Certificate for the Academic Success of First-Year Medical Students at One South African University. BMC Medical Education, 20(152).

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