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
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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