Aptitude, Effort, and Achievement in an Introductory Engineering Design Graphics Class

Published in Proceedings of the 71st American Society for Engineering Education Engineering Design Graphics Division MidYear Conference, 2016

Recommended citation: H. Budinoff and S. McMains. "Aptitude, Effort, and Achievement in an Introductory Engineering Design Graphics Class," in Proceedings of the 71st American Society for Engineering Education Engineering Design Graphics Division MidYear Conference, Nashua, NH, October 16-18, 2016. https://sites.asee.org/edgd/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/12/Part14-Budinoff-and-McMains.pdf

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Abstract: We investigate the relationships between spatial ability, time spent on homework, lecture clicker participation, and grades in an introductory engineering graphics class. Out of mental rotation test performance, hours spent on homework, and lecture attendance/participation, the first was found to have the most effect on a student’s total course score.