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UWO freshmen receive the most Fs, university officials push course reforms

UW-Oshkosh officials push reforms, but some warn of more grade inflation

7:40 PM, Mar. 4, 2013
Freshman Hannah Kuenzi, right, gets help with chamistry homework from tutor Rylee Hanson at UW-Oshkosh's Student Success Center.
Freshman Hannah Kuenzi, right, gets help with chamistry homework from tutor Rylee Hanson at UW-Oshkosh's Student Success Center.

Bad grades. Tutoring. An academic future on the line. The experience of Erica Trice in many ways defines a new and growing norm in which one in four college freshmen drop out every year.

While still a senior in high school, Trice had mentally moved on. She eased through classes and set sight on graduation. By the time she arrived at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, she had lost her good study habits and found herself unprepared for the impersonal lecture pits, new freedoms and extra responsibilities.

"I was tutored for most of my classes. It was time each week to give me mandatory study time, ...

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