By Myron H. Dembo
Finally... a distinct kind of studying and research abilities textbook! This different textual content teaches students how you can develop into extra self-directed novices. scholars find out about human motivation and studying as they increase their examine abilities. A framework geared up round six elements relating to educational success--motivation, equipment of studying, time administration, regulate of the actual and social atmosphere, and performance--makes it effortless for college kids to appreciate what they should do to develop into extra winning within the lecture room. research abilities are handled as a significant educational course--theory and learn to assist freshmen comprehend what components verify or impact profitable studying are mixed with powerful, field-tested workouts, follow-up actions, and appendices that support scholars in staring at and altering their very own habit. Motivation and studying suggestions for school luck: A Self-Management procedure doesn't supply "recipes" for achievement, lists of "quick tips," or fancy layout components. relatively, the focal point is on correct details and punctiliously designed positive aspects to aid scholars to spot the parts of educational studying that give a contribution to excessive fulfillment, to grasp and perform potent studying and examine ideas, after which to accomplish self-management reports wherein they're taught a technique for making improvements to their educational habit. *A version in line with the six elements scholars have to regulate to turn into profitable beginners is used to arrange the content material of the textbook. This association makes it more uncomplicated for college students to appreciate what elements ensure their educational luck and what they should do to alter their habit. *An evaluate of vital examine and thought is helping scholars comprehend the explanations why they're requested to exploit various research and studying thoughts. scholars are extra stimulated to profit while their learn abilities path is performed as a true educational path, no longer as a remedial adventure. *Exercises in each one bankruptcy support scholars discover and review their very own studying and learn talents, and exact follow-up actions on the finish of every bankruptcy interact scholars in making use of the content material to their very own educational studying. the aim of those reviews is to inspire self-observation and evaluation--an vital first step in altering habit. *Beginning in bankruptcy three, the 1st follow-up task identifies an issue to incorporate in a self-management learn. The appendices offer info on tips on how to behavior this kind of examine, besides 3 examples of self-management reviews carried out by way of scholars. *Student Reflections sections in each one bankruptcy enable scholars to examine the stories of others scholars as they try and swap their habit and turn into extra winning in collage. *Reviews of particular systems for utilizing each one studying approach are supplied on the finish of every bankruptcy. This reduction is very necessary for college kids once they desire a fast evaluate of ways to enforce a given technique. *Key issues on the finish of every bankruptcy spotlight the real principles. *A word list of keywords is supplied; key words are awarded in daring the 1st time they seem within the textual content. *A separate Instructor's guide contains lecture notes, workouts, and try out questions. moreover, it presents details to aid scholars advance a motivation and studying ideas portfolio and behavior a self-management research to enhance their studying and examine talents.
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Extra info for Motivation and learning strategies for college success: a self-management approach
200 How Should you Manage your Time? 200 How Should you Approach Each Question? 201 When Should you Change an Answer? 3: Taking a Multiple-Choice Exam 205 What Strategies can I Use for Answering Essay Questions? 4: Evaluating Responses to an Essay Question 210 Evaluating the Two Essay Responses 212 Procedures for Answering Multiple-Choice and Essay Questions 213 Key Points 214 Follow-up Activities 215 Glossary 218 Appendices Appendix a A Guide for Completing a Self-Management Study by Amy Gimino 223 Appendix B Examples of Self-Management Studies 237 References 259 Author Index 264 Subject Index 267 Page xv PREFACE Many textbooks are available on how to become a more successful learner.
MYRON H. DEMBO Page 1 UNIT I FOUNDATIONS OF LEARNING AND MOTIVATION Chapter 1: Academic Self-Management Chapter 2: Understanding Learning and Memory Chapter 3: Understanding Motivation The purpose of this unit is to explain how you can become a more successful learner by taking charge and managing your own learning. To accomplish this goal, you need to understand how you learn and the factors that determine your motivation to learn. Learning and motivation are interrelated processes. Simply learning a new skill does not mean that you will use it unless you are motivated to do so.
Acknowledgments I would like to acknowledge a number of individuals who played an important role in the development of this textbook: Alonzo Anderson, who encouraged me to work in the area of learning strategies; Claire Ellen Weinstein and Paul Pintrich, who provided helpful insights as to how to teach learning strategies; Bill Webber, who encouraged me to write a book in the area; Barry Page xviii Zimmerman, whose work on self-regulation provided a framework for organizing the content in the book; Richard Clark, who offered many suggestions concerning the design of the text; Amy Gimino, who wrote Appendix A, read drafts of the manuscript, and provided feedback on the effectiveness of the material as a teaching assistant in my course; and Steve Condly, who provided some exercises from the text.