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Instant courses

(Rating of short-term training courses)

May and June - time of the greatest demand for urgent training courses in the Moscow higher education institutions. Such training programs which are usually lasting from two and a half weeks to three months according to their organizers, allow the entrant to solve several main objectives at once.

In - the first, urgent courses purposefully train listeners for examination in concrete higher education institution.

In - the second, requirements of the chosen higher education institution help to understand

better.

B - the third, urgent courses allow the entrant to concentrate knowledge according to requirements of higher education institution at the last minute.

Absolute majority of urgent training courses offer

the help with all three directions. However research of this, a subject extremely actual now allowed to structure to some extent our ideas of urgent courses, having compared them with opinions of experts.

the Main objective of the expert survey conducted by request of editorial office of the Training & Career magazine by independent analytical group “Ratings of the Higher School“ consisted in an assessment of quality and efficiency of urgent training courses in 15 known Moscow higher education institutions. Along with it expert estimates of quality and efficiency of urgent courses in general, without specification of belonging to a certain higher education institution were received.

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Following the results of poll created the informal five of the best urgent training courses in Moscow.

as feature of selection of experts

the Choice of experts for research was carried out by

of “Difficulty of the translation“ with special care, remembering that the report for someone can serve as the guide to action, that is promote the choice of urgent courses and higher education institution. In total 12 people from whom five were employees of selection committees of the known higher education institutions of Moscow in 2004 were interrogated, four represent the leading student`s organizations of the Moscow higher education institutions and three are directors of the Moscow schools.

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On known only to them to the reasons two directors of SOSh, having answered questions of the questionnaire, refused to advertize the surnames in the list of experts.

For some reason directors of schools were

the most problem group for organizers of poll. The author of this article, having personally rung round in two days many schools both in the native district, and in next, faced frank and often aggressive rejection: not less than ten distributed questionnaires and got lost on open spaces of management offices.

However do not cost

about sad. All received answers are very valuable and represent extremely interesting picture of system of urgent training courses in the capital, and our experts can only be thanked for it.

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higher education institutions?

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15 organizations - the higher education institutions having systems of urgent training courses in the structure acted as object of expert research. As the main criterion popularity, hit in the first twenty of the most popular higher education institutions of Moscow served. Here the following reservation is necessary: no official or informal rating of training courses in Moscow exists as courses usually are associated with higher education institutions at which they, actually, also are. Therefore on the basis of published in the press and on educational portals of the Internet of ratings of the Moscow higher education institutions 15 organizations submitted for consideration to experts were selected.

Essentially should noting

that the entrant usually is engaged on courses of that university to which he will go. It is natural that the entrant can try the hand at examinations in other higher education institutions, but all - normal practice is visit of courses of that educational institution which student of people and it intends to become. It is also necessary to specify that in the list there are no private organizations and the independent centers of pre-university preparation. Research of their activity is the separate subject requiring special attention.

a research Technique

Information was obtained by method of the biographical expert poll containing both the open, and closed questions. On its basis four main groups of results were created:

Starting consideration of categories of efficiency and quality of urgent training courses, first of all it is necessary to explain what is understood as these concepts. Efficiency shows ability of the entrant to operate with the received volume of information and, as a result, percent of entering a higher education institution. The concept “quality“ reflects the volume of the gained knowledge, characteristics of teaching structure, an arkhitektonichnost of training programs.

Proceeding from it, we will address real results of research.

  1. of the Assessment of efficiency of urgent training courses at higher education institutions of Moscow.
the Opinion of experts in the matter turned out

absolutely certain: urgent training courses are not the admission in higher education institution. Nine experts unambiguously noted that to the entrant in independence of that, he attended urgent courses or not, additional preparation in various forms, whether it be independent occupations, occupations with the tutor or other forms of receiving additional knowledge will be required.

  1. of the Assessment of quality of the urgent training courses existing in Moscow.

In an assessment of quality of opinion of experts dispersed a little. Five experts noted that the urgent courses existing in Moscow help the entrant to structure and generalize knowledge. Other five indicated that urgent courses are intended only for coaching of the entrant for delivery of concrete examinations in concrete higher education institution. And only two consider that urgent courses in general differ in poor quality of preparation.

  1. of the Assessment of efficiency of urgent training courses of the higher education institutions chosen for research.
to experts offered to estimate

In the questionnaire efficiency of urgent training courses in the listed higher education institutions on 3 - mark system where:

1 point is a low efficiency of preparation on courses, insufficient for receipt in the chosen higher education institution;

2 points - the average level of efficiency of preparation which will be useful depending on the tasks facing the entrant;

3 points - the high efficiency of preparation sufficient for receipt in the chosen higher education institution.

Assessment of efficiency of urgent
of training courses of higher education institutions of. Moscow

As two experts did not find it possible to fill in the table, having referred to lack of data, each of higher education institutions could receive the minimum (worst) assessment in 10 points and maximum (best) in 30 points. Let`s look at the turned-out schedule. Obvious leadership of Lomonosov Moscow State University - 25 points from 30 possible is well visible. Nearby MAI and MGTU of N. Bauman - on 23 points everyone settled down. At the end of the list - the Tax academy, experts estimated urgent courses at it at 16 points.

  1. of the Assessment of quality of urgent training courses of the higher education institutions chosen for research.

This category was estimated by experts in the same system, as category of efficiency:

1 point - poor quality of preparation on urgent courses of higher education institution;

2 points - average quality of training, coaching on delivery of concrete examination in concrete higher education institution is exclusive

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3 points - the high quality of training giving the chance to the entrant to structure and generalize the knowledge, and then to surely pass examinations.

Respectively, each of higher education institutions could receive the minimum (worst) assessment in 10 points and maximum (best) in 30 points. Let`s look at the turned-out schedule. The leader is Lomonosov Moscow State University again - 26 points from 30 possible. It is followed by MGTU of N. Bauman, Financial academy at the Government of the Russian Federation and RGGU - on 24 points. Closes the RUDN list which got 15 points. the Assessment of quality of urgent
of training courses in higher education institutions of Moscow

As it was already told by

to p, one of criteria of the concept “efficiency“ of urgent training courses is the percent arrived. This question, certainly, is important both for entrants, and for their parents. During research experts were offered to call approximate percent of the entrants who were attending urgent courses and entered to the chosen university. Range of data turned out rather wide - from 5 to 85 percent. Average value made 47 percent.

Interesting in this case. According to the data which are available at our disposal, usually 70 - 80 percent of those who attended intensive courses go to the university and successfully finished them. If these data are right, then it is possible to explain them with the fact that on urgent courses those who began to prepare for entrance examinations in concrete higher education institution long before generally are engaged, and on courses only brings the knowledge into accord with specifics of high school requirements.

In this regard should consider also a situation with receipt in the known prestigious higher education institutions which collect not only a big competition, but also mass of entrants on training courses including urgent. The experts interrogated on this problem were divided into two almost equal groups.

specified

First that occupation on urgent courses of the most prestigious higher education institutions is not a receipt guarantee there.

the Second group answered

so that receipt in prestigious higher education institution depends on a set of different factors among which urgent courses are not defining at all. A conclusion from this arises in general one: if the person is adjusted to go to the prestigious university, then even at a high standard of knowledge of urgent courses will be absolutely insufficiently.

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Summary results

on the basis of the received answers made the summary schedule of quality and efficiency of urgent training courses in the Moscow higher education institutions. The expected leader is the Lomonosov Moscow State University who gained in total 51 points. Were in the top three MGTU of N. Bauman - 47 points, Financial academy at the Government of the Russian Federation and RGGU - on 45 points. According to our experts, the entrant will find the best ratio of quality and efficiency of preparation on urgent courses in these higher education institutions. The least impressive results were shown by Tax academy and RUDN. Though anyway it is worth remembering that the result is relative here.

the Summary schedule “quality + efficiency“

our champions

Finishing the report on the conducted research, we offer you the table - a rating of five best urgent training courses in Moscow: experts were offered to specify them in a free form, relying only on own opinion. Total counting of votes showed that experts did not begin to invent anything new.

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the Name of the higher education institution having urgent
training courses
Number of mentions experts
of Lomonosov Moscow State University 11
of MGTU of N. Bauman 8
of GU HSE 6
the Financial academy at the Government of the Russian Federation 5
of RGGU 5

So looks informal TOP5 of urgent courses in the city of Moscow. Our experts and researchers performed the work, the decision for entrants.