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Types of Students

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Types of Students
High degree of sophistication, a matchless charm, and educational quality is backed by centuries of educational tradition. For many people education is considered as "the ladder of opportunity", nevertheless success in learning depends upon personal qualities and intelligence of students. In general, the level of scholarship and erudition is closely connected with the desire of student to learn and reflects and reinforces existing differences between types of students. It is possible to single out many types and subgroups of students, but only the most important and generalized will be described. I. The first group represents types of students according to educational establishment they entered and the years of study: a) high school, college student, university student. The subgroup here include b) freshman, sophomore, junior, senior (the level is determined by the number of units a student has completed). And According to the type of learning students can be divided into c) full-time, part-time, distant learning continuing, former or returning students. Also, students can be classified as d) international and native, regular and transfer, audit student (who takes a course for his/her own educational needs) and probationary students, e) graduate, second degree and undergraduate students. It is also possible to single out curricular and non-curricular groups of students who do not plan to complete a degree.

II. The second classification is based on personal style of learning. It is known that individuals learn for themselves and learn from other people. They learn as members of a group and by interaction with their group-mates, teachers and people outside the educational establishment. But for effec¬tive learning to take place at the individual level it is essential to foster an environ¬ment where individuals are encouraged to take risks and experiment, where mistakes are tolerated, but where means exist for those involved to learn from...

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