Brown and Burton (1978) liken knowledge development to debugging a computer routine. They note that students' understanding of mathematics content is particularly susceptible to bugs, which are best corrected by continual examination of the conceptual accuracy of the content (Clement, Lockhead, & Mink, 1979; Tennyson & Cocchiarella, 1986). A number of researchers and theorists have demonstrated the tendency to use inefficient thinking (Abelson, 1995; Johnson-Laird, 1985; Perkins, Allen, & Hafner, 1983). On the lighter side of this issue, Gilovich (1991) identifies examples of erroneous thinking from those otherwise known for their rigorous academic logic. For example, Francis Bacon is reported to have believed that warts could be cured by rubbing them with pork. Aristotle thought that babies were conceived in a strong north wind.
We can’t but our experience over the years has shown us that students like you with a track record of high grades and excellent predictions are very likely to achieve those grades. Our assessment takes into account all elements of your application to allow us to take a holistic view of your potential. There is still the opportunity to gain one of the Coventry University Scholarships if you achieve the required grades so there is a financial incentive to aim high. Unconditional offers are only made to individuals who have demonstrated their commitment so we believe their focus and determination is unlikely to waver in the final stages of their qualifications.
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