Learning and Motivation Strategies: Your Guide to Success (2nd Edition)

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This hands-on volume teaches readers how to learn on their own and how to motivate themselves. It features a highly user-friendly style and an open, nontraditional look and approach. A consistent set of psychological principles--embodied in four major strategies and eight substrategies--are used throughout the book as unifying themes in exploring the various keys to achievement. Incorporates self-surveys, quick practices, applications, assignments, self-assessments, and portfolios. Introduction to Individual Learning and Motivation. The Keys to Achievement. Procrastination--The Thief of Time. Believing in Yourself--Self-Confidence. Taking Responsibility--It's up to You. Active Listening--Learning from Lecture. Active Reading--Learning from Text. Preparing for Exams. Preparing Papers and Speeches. Managing your Life in School. Relationships that Work. Planning for Your Future. For anyone interested in optimizing their study skills and strategies.

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Written and designed to enhance students’ complex thinking skills and independent learning strategies, this innovative hands-on text uses a consistent set of psychological principles as the basis for teaching students how to learn and motivate themselves.  Its' user-friendly style and open approach make it easily accessible in a classroom, lab, or independent study. Organized around four major strategies proven to increase academic success the text helps develop students' achievement-oriented behavior:

 

            Strategy #1       Take Reasonable Risks: Achieve Goals through manageable steps

            Strategy #2       Take Responsibility: Think positively and plan

            Strategy #3       Search the Environment: Ask questions and visualize possibilities

            Strategy #4       Use Feedback: Monitor your progress and adapt your strategies

 

Features include:

NEW!  New topics.

·         Integrated sections on critical thinking, resilience, and diversity.

NEW!  Expanded coverage of techniques critical to academic success.

·         Includes reducing procrastination, increasing responsibility, learning from lectures and text, overcoming test anxiety, and choosing a career.

NEW!  Updated and extensive list of interactive activities.

·         Based on feedback from students and the results of their actual performance

·         Well-developed Companion Website will enable users to complete all the interactive activities and end-of-module quizzes online and submit them electronically to their instructors for grading and feedback.

 

Students are encouraged to actively participate in quick practices, applications, self-surveys, assignments, self-assessments, and portfolios as a way to improve their skills and hone their strategies. These activities are also located on the accompanying website, thus supporting students to actively engage in their own learning (www.prenhall.com/tuckman).

 

About the Author:

BRUCE W. TUCKMAN is Professor of Educational Research at Florida State University.

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