Motivation and learning strategies for college success: a by Myron H. Dembo

By Myron H. Dembo

Finally... a unique form of studying and research abilities textbook! This unique textual content teaches students tips to turn into extra self-directed newcomers. scholars find out about human motivation and studying as they enhance their examine abilities. A framework equipped round six elements regarding educational success--motivation, tools of studying, time administration, keep watch over of the actual and social atmosphere, and performance--makes it effortless for college kids to appreciate what they should do to develop into extra profitable within the lecture room. research talents are handled as a significant educational course--theory and study to aid novices comprehend what elements make sure or impact profitable studying are mixed with powerful, field-tested workouts, follow-up actions, and appendices that help scholars in gazing and altering their very own habit. Motivation and studying ideas for school luck: A Self-Management method doesn't provide "recipes" for achievement, lists of "quick tips," or fancy layout components. fairly, the focal point is on suitable details and punctiliously designed positive factors to support scholars to spot the elements of educational studying that give a contribution to excessive success, to grasp and perform potent studying and research innovations, after which to accomplish self-management reviews wherein they're taught a technique for making improvements to their educational habit. *A version in response to the six elements scholars have to keep an eye on to develop into winning beginners is used to prepare the content material of the textbook. This association makes it more straightforward for college students to appreciate what components make certain their educational luck and what they should do to alter their habit. *An review of vital learn and idea is helping scholars comprehend the explanations why they're requested to take advantage of assorted examine and studying ideas. scholars are extra stimulated to profit while their research abilities path is performed as a true educational path, no longer as a remedial event. *Exercises in each one bankruptcy support scholars notice and overview their very own studying and learn talents, and certain follow-up actions on the finish of every bankruptcy have interaction scholars in using the content material to their very own educational studying. the aim of those reports is to inspire self-observation and evaluation--an very important first step in altering habit. *Beginning in bankruptcy three, the 1st follow-up job identifies a subject matter to incorporate in a self-management research. The appendices offer info on tips on how to behavior the sort of learn, besides 3 examples of self-management experiences carried out through scholars. *Student Reflections sections in every one bankruptcy permit scholars to examine the studies of others scholars as they try to swap their habit and turn into extra profitable in university. *Reviews of particular systems for utilizing every one studying process are supplied on the finish of every bankruptcy. This reduction is especially beneficial for college kids once they want a fast evaluate of ways to enforce a given approach. *Key issues on the finish of every bankruptcy spotlight the $64000 rules. *A word list of keyword phrases is equipped; key words are awarded in daring the 1st time they seem within the textual content. *A separate Instructor's guide contains lecture notes, routines, and attempt questions. moreover, it offers details to assist scholars improve a motivation and studying ideas portfolio and behavior a self-management examine to enhance their studying and examine abilities.

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By Myron H. Dembo

Finally... a unique form of studying and research abilities textbook! This unique textual content teaches students tips to turn into extra self-directed newcomers. scholars find out about human motivation and studying as they enhance their examine abilities. A framework equipped round six elements regarding educational success--motivation, tools of studying, time administration, keep watch over of the actual and social atmosphere, and performance--makes it effortless for college kids to appreciate what they should do to develop into extra profitable within the lecture room. research talents are handled as a significant educational course--theory and study to aid novices comprehend what elements make sure or impact profitable studying are mixed with powerful, field-tested workouts, follow-up actions, and appendices that help scholars in gazing and altering their very own habit. Motivation and studying ideas for school luck: A Self-Management method doesn't provide "recipes" for achievement, lists of "quick tips," or fancy layout components. fairly, the focal point is on suitable details and punctiliously designed positive factors to support scholars to spot the elements of educational studying that give a contribution to excessive success, to grasp and perform potent studying and research innovations, after which to accomplish self-management reviews wherein they're taught a technique for making improvements to their educational habit. *A version in response to the six elements scholars have to keep an eye on to develop into winning beginners is used to prepare the content material of the textbook. This association makes it more straightforward for college students to appreciate what components make certain their educational luck and what they should do to alter their habit. *An review of vital learn and idea is helping scholars comprehend the explanations why they're requested to take advantage of assorted examine and studying ideas. scholars are extra stimulated to profit while their research abilities path is performed as a true educational path, no longer as a remedial event. *Exercises in each one bankruptcy support scholars notice and overview their very own studying and learn talents, and certain follow-up actions on the finish of every bankruptcy have interaction scholars in using the content material to their very own educational studying. the aim of those reports is to inspire self-observation and evaluation--an very important first step in altering habit. *Beginning in bankruptcy three, the 1st follow-up job identifies a subject matter to incorporate in a self-management research. The appendices offer info on tips on how to behavior the sort of learn, besides 3 examples of self-management experiences carried out through scholars. *Student Reflections sections in every one bankruptcy permit scholars to examine the studies of others scholars as they try to swap their habit and turn into extra profitable in university. *Reviews of particular systems for utilizing every one studying process are supplied on the finish of every bankruptcy. This reduction is especially beneficial for college kids once they want a fast evaluate of ways to enforce a given approach. *Key issues on the finish of every bankruptcy spotlight the $64000 rules. *A word list of keyword phrases is equipped; key words are awarded in daring the 1st time they seem within the textual content. *A separate Instructor's guide contains lecture notes, routines, and attempt questions. moreover, it offers details to assist scholars improve a motivation and studying ideas portfolio and behavior a self-management examine to enhance their studying and examine abilities.

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Well, I felt like crawling under my desk. In high school, most of my teachers would summarize the key ideas that would direct our studying behavior. Here, I quickly learned that I have to do this work on my own! This student had some difficulty in her first college term. She realized that she had to change some of her learning and study strategies. When she learned how to identify the main ideas in lectures and textbooks, she had little trouble predicting most of the test questions in her courses.

Page 10 Think about the pilot of a 747 who wakes up in the morning knowing that she must fly a few hundred people from Los Angeles to New York, or the surgeon who must perform a delicate heart operation. The public is fortunate that these individuals know how to motivate themselves even when they do not feel like doing something. " One of the major differences between successful and less successful individuals in any field or specialization is that successful individuals know how to motivate themselves even when they do not feel like performing a task, whereas less successful individuals have difficulty controlling their motivation.

1998). Learning to learn. Boston: Allyn & Bacon. 1. ), by D. Van Blerkom. Copy-right © 1994. Reprinted with permission of Wadsworth Publishing, a division of International Thomas Publishing. Page vii BRIEF CONTENTS Unit I: Foundations of Learning and Motivation Chapter 1 Academic Self-Management 1 Chapter 2 Understanding Learning and Memory 26 Chapter 3 Understanding Motivation 42 Unit II: Motivational Strategies Chapter 4 Goal Setting 67 Chapter 5 Management of Mood and Effort 81 Unit III: Behavioral Strategies Chapter 6 Time Management 97 Chapter 7 Management of Physical and Social Environment 123 Unit IV: Learning and Study Strategies Chapter 8 Learning from Textbooks 141 Chapter 9 Learning from Lectures 159 Chapter 10 Preparing for Exams 182 Chapter 11 Taking Exams 198 Glossary 218 Page viii Appendices Appendix a A Guide for Completing a Self-Management Study Amy Gimino 223 Appendix B Examples of Self-Management Studies 237 References 259 Page ix DETAILED CONTENTS Preface xv Unit I: Foundations of Learning and Motivation Chapter 1 Academic Self-Management 3 What is Academic Self-Management?

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