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Often students enter and slip through school without the proper skills necessary to learn. In other words, they need to learn how to learn. Graduates sometimes "forget" the skills they acquired in school and need to relearn learning in order to succeed in the workplace. This book provides important and necessary instruction on how to learn. With a focus on teaching learning strategies rather than the more narrow study skills, this book covers motivation, time management, learning principles, test review, test taking, and real-world strategies. It also addresses important topics such as test anxiety, notetaking, writing, and study groups. An ideal tool for teachers who want to teach their students proper learning skills or for the returning student who needs to brush up their technique.
1. Changing How You Learn.
Learning Beliefs and Activities that You Need to Change. Make a Commitment to Change.
2. Get Motivated.
How Personal Attributions Become Barriers to Success. How Environmental Attributions Become Barriers to Success. Enhance Your Motivation to Learn Using DIFS.
3. How to Manage Time.
Time Management Principles You Should Follow.
FOUNDATIONS OF LEARNING.
4. Principles of Learning and Memory.
Focus Your Attention. Don't Rely on Rehearsal for Long-Term Learning. Build Connections. Monitor Your Learning.
5. Representations for Learning.
Advantages of Representation. Re-examining the Advantages. Types of Representations and Their Relations.
6. Constructing Representations.
Identifying and Using Alert Words. Identifying and Developing Repeatable Categories. Applying Principles of Representation.
7. Learning from Text.
What to Do Before You Read. What to Do While You Read. What to Do After You Read.
8. Learning from Lectures. What to Do Before the Lecture. What to Do During the Lecture. What to Do After the Lecture.9. How to Review for Exams.
Why You Should Review. Where You Should Review. When You Should Review. With Whom You Should Review. What You Should Review. How You Should Review.
10. Taking Tests.
How to Prepare for Tests. Use General Test Strategies. Use Specific Item Strategies. How to Analyze Test Errors (Error Analysis).
11. Real-World Strategy Applications.
Using DIFS to Get Fit. Using Representations to Earn Financial Wealth. Using Strategies to Become a Chess Master. Teaching My Child How to Learn.