July 13, 2009

High Grades = Low Net Use: coincidence or causal?

Could ignoring Google lead to higher grades?

Primary Research Group surveyed 400+ American college students about how they go about doing research in their college libraries. The study revealed a correlation between the students' grades and online research.The higher the grade point average the less information for research papers was obtained from search engines such as Google or Yahoo.

Alloway Librarians can show you how to successfully use all the library's resources -- online and on paper-- to achieve better results for your research papers. Find out for yourself if there's a link between Alloway Library and your grade point average. Visit or contact us to learn more.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amen! Preach it!

In addition, one TWU faculty member has noticed that students who take notes with laptops in class have a greater propensity to have poor grade results--probably because the students simply cannot resist the lure of Facebook, et al during class...

It seems that researching or notetaking the "old fashioned way" is still the the BEST way...