Author ORCID Identifier

Elijah J Engler: 0009-0006-1628-5524



Faculty Sponsor

Clarice Kelleher


Success in college-level general chemistry is important because it is a required course for many different STEM majors and student success in early STEM classes correlates with retention of students in STEM. Identifying factors associated with success and failure can give educators a better understanding of the warning signs to look out for in struggling students. This paper compares factors and behaviors with final grades in general chemistry courses at Binghamton University, including adjectives selected from a word bank (“valued,” “supported,” etc.), resources used, and opinion on group work as it relates to learning. Correlations were found between student adjective selection and final grade, resource use and final grade, and perspective on group work and final grade.