Active Learning is designed for use in study skills or strategies courses in which instructors want a strong focus on helping readers become active, independent learners. The book is unique because it teaches how characteristics of a learner, their knowledge of the task, the materials to be learned, and their strategies for learning interact to influence academic success in college. Topics include: motivation, time management, finding and using campus resources, dealing with professors, active learning strategies, test taking strategies, and rehearsal strategies. This book takes a hands-on approach to learning new strategies for academic success. Each chapter contains a Research into Practice section, which translates studying and learning research into solid practices. Scenarios in each chapter present readers with situations they can identify with and asks them to recognize and solve study problems. Readers have ample opportunity for self-evaluation, critical thinking, and practice. For anyone wishing to improve study skills.
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