6th Edition

Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success
A Focus on Self-Regulated Learning

ISBN 9780367002145
Published September 9, 2019 by Routledge
296 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations

USD $64.95

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Book Description

Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success provides a framework organized around motivation, methods of learning, time management, control of the physical and social environment, and monitoring performance that makes it easy for students to recognize what they need to do to become academically successful. Full of rich pedagogical features and exercises, students will find Follow-Up Activities, opportunities for Reflection, Chapter-End Reviews, Key Points, and a Glossary. Seli and Dembo focus on the most relevant information and features to help students identify the components of academic learning that contribute to high achievement, to master and practice effective learning and study strategies, and to complete self-regulation studies that teach a process for improving their academic behavior. Combining theory, research, and application, this popular text guides college students on how to improve their study skills and become self-regulated learners.

New in the Sixth Edition:

    • General updates throughout to citations and research since the previous edition
    • Additional coverage of digital media and mobile technology, and the impact of technology on productivity
    • Added coverage of metacognition and test anxiety, and consideration of non-traditional students
    • Updated companion website resources for students and instructors, including sample exercises, assessments, and instructors’ notes

Table of Contents

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Part 1: Foundations of Learning and Motivation

Chapter 1: Academic Self-Regulation

Chapter 2: Understanding Motivation

Chapter 3: Understanding Learning and Memory

Part 2: Motivational Strategies

Chapter 4: Goal Setting

Chapter 5: Self-Regulation of Emotions

Part 3: Behavioral Strategies

Chapter 6: Time Management

Chapter 7: Self-Regulation of the Physical and Social Environment

Part 4: Learning and Study Strategies

Chapter 8: Learning from Course Materials

Chapter 9: Learning from Class

Chapter 10: Preparing for Exams

Chapter 11: Taking Exams

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Helena Seli is Associate Professor of Clinical Education in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California, USA.

Myron H. Dembo is Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California, USA.

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