Teach Yourself How to Learn: Strategies You Can Use to Ace Any Course at Any Level

  • 3h 18m 22s
  • Saundra Yancy McGuire
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2022

Following up on her acclaimed Teach Students How to Learn, that describes teaching strategies to facilitate dramatic improvements in student learning and success, Saundra McGuire here presents these "secrets" direct to students.

Beginning with explaining how expectations about learning, and the study efforts required, differ between college and secondary school, the author introduces her listeners, through the concept of metacognition, to the importance and powerful consequences of understanding themselves as learners. This framework and the recommended strategies that support it are useful for anyone moving on to a more advanced stage of education.

In a conversational tone, and liberally illustrated by anecdotes of past students, the author combines introducing listeners to concepts like Bloom's Taxonomy, fixed and growth mindsets, as well as what brain science has to tell us about rest, nutrition and exercise, together with such highly specific learning strategies as how to read a textbook, manage their time, and take tests.

With engaging exercises and thought-provoking reflections, this book is an ideal motivational and practical text for study skills and first year experience courses.

About the Author

Saundra Yancy McGuire has been teaching chemistry and working in the area of learning and teaching support for over forty-five years. In 2007, she was recognized for excellence in mentoring with a Presidential Award presented in a White House Oval Office Ceremony. She is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, and the Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations. In 2013 she retired as assistant vice chancellor and professor of chemistry at Louisiana State University, and in 2017 she was inducted into the LSU College of Science Hall of Distinction. She is now Director Emerita of the LSU Center for Academic Success, which was named the National College Learning Center Association outstanding learning center in 2004. Saundra has presented her widely acclaimed faculty development workshops at over 300 institutions in eight countries. Saundra received her BS degree, magna cum laude, from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, her Master's degree from Cornell University, and her PhD from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she received the Chancellor's Citation for Exceptional Professional Promise.

In this Audiobook

  • INTRODUCTION
  • Chapter 1 - MY JOURNEY I Was Once In Your Shoes
  • Chapter 2 - WHY DON’T ALL STUDENTS ALREADY KNOW HOW TO LEARN?
  • Chapter 3 - METACOGNITION What It Is and How It Can Turbocharge Your Learning
  • Chapter 4 - THE POWER OF BLOOM’S TAXONOMY AND THE STUDY CYCLE
  • Chapter 5 - METACOGNITIVE LEARNING STRATEGIES AT WORK
  • Chapter 6 - WHY YOUR MINDSET ABOUT INTELLIGENCE MATTERS
  • Chapter 7 - HOW YOUR EMOTIONS AFFECT YOUR MOTIVATION AND LEARNING
  • Chapter 8 - WHAT YOU CAN DO TO BOOST YOUR MOTIVATION, POSITIVE EMOTIONS, AND LEARNING
  • Chapter 9 - TIME MANAGEMENT, TEST TAKING, AND STRESS REDUCTION
  • Chapter 10 - TRY THE STRATEGIES AND HAVE FUN!
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