7th Edition

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

By Helena Seli Copyright 2024
    304 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    304 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Now in its 7th edition, Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success: A Focus on Self-Regulated Learning 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 successful learners. 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 focuses 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 more effective, self-regulated learners.

    New in the 7th edition:

    • Increased focus on students’ lived experiences based on race, gender, socio-economic status, and ability
    • Increased coverage on cultural responsiveness and equity in education
    • Additional content relevant for students with special needs
    • Acknowledgement of the impact of COVID-19 on higher education
    • General updates throughout to citations and research since the previous edition 

    • Updated companion website resources for students and instructors, including sample exercises, assessments, and instructors’ notes

    Preface  Part 1: Foundations of Learning and Motivation  1. Academic Self-Regulation  2 Understanding Motivation  3. Understanding Learning and Memory  Part 2: Motivational Strategies  4. Goal Setting  5. Self-Regulation of Emotions  Part 3: Behavioral Strategies  6. Time Management  7. Self-Regulation of the Physical and Social Environment  Part 4: Learning and Study Strategies  8. Learning from Course Materials  9. Learning from Class  10. Preparing for Exams  11. Taking Exams  Afterword  Appendices  Glossary


    Helena Seli is Professor of Clinical Education at the University of Southern California, USA.