This popular text combines theory, research, and applications to teach college students how to develop into more self-regulated learners. Study skills are treated as a serious academic course of study. Students learn about human motivation and learning as they reinforce their study skills. The point of interest is on relevant information and features designed to help students to identify the components of academic learning that contribute to high achievement, to master and practice effective learning and study strategies, and then to complete self-regulation studies whereby they’re taught a process for making improvements to their academic behavior. A framework organized around six components related to academic success (motivation, methods of learning, time management, keep watch over of the physical and social environment, and monitoring performance) makes it easy for students to consider what they want to do to develop into more successful in the study room. Pedagogical Features include Exercises; Follow-Up Activities; Student Reflections; Chapter-end Reviews ; Key Point; and a Glossary.
New in the Fourth Edition: More emphasis on research findings; expanded discussion of motivation ; more emphasis on the have an effect on of students’ use of social networking and technology; research about neuroscience in relationship to motivation and learning; new exercises, including web-based activities; Companion Website, including an Instructor’s Manual