1. COLLEGE EXPECTATIONS: BECOME A MORE SOPHISTICATED AND CRITICAL THINKER.
You've Made the Right Decision: Check out These Statistics! Faculty Expectations. Critical Thinking. Active Reading and Learning: How to Use This Textbook. EXPLORING THE RESEARCH IN SUMMARY: McDaniel, M. A., Howard, D. C., and Einstein, G. O. (2009). The read-recite-review study strategy: Effective and portable. Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles. EXPLORING THE RESEARCH IN DEPTH: Howard, H. E., & Jones, W. P. (2000). Effectiveness of a freshmen seminar in an urban university: Measurement of selected indicators.
2. SKILLS YOU NEED: MEMORY, NOTE TAKING, AND STUDYING TECHNIQUES.
EXPLORING THE RESEARCH IN DEPTH: Einstein, G. O., Mullet, H.G., and Harrison, T. L. (2012). The testing effect: Illustrating a fundamental concept and changing study strategies. The testing effect. How Memory Works: Building Foundational Knowledge. Note Taking: Our Only Hope! Studying Approaches That Work: Establishing an Effective Learning Framework. EXPLORING THE RESEARCH IN SUMMARY: Dickinson, D. J., & O'connell, D. Q. (1990). Effect of quality and quantity of study on student grades
3. SETTING EFFECTIVE GOALS AND MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME.
EXPLORING THE RESEARCH IN DEPTH: Sana, F., Weston, T., and Cepeda, N. J. (2013) Laptop multitasking hinders classroom learning for both users and nearby peers. The Power of Long and Short Term Goals. EXPLORING THE RESEARCH IN SUMMARY: Morisano, D., Hirsh, J. B., Peterson, J. B., Pihl, R. O., and Shore, B. M. (2010). Setting, elaborating, and reflecting on personal goals improves academic performance. The ABCs of Setting and Implementing Effective Goals. Celebrating Progress and Achievement. Time Management. Organizational Tools. Avoid Multitasking: Single-task It!
4. IT'S SHOW TIME: PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS, AND EXAMS.
EXPLORING THE RESEARCH IN DEPTH: McClain, L. (1983). Behavior during examinations: A comparison of “A”, “C”, and “F” students. Academic Integrity. Papers and Presentations EXPLORING THE RESEARCH IN SUMMARY: Issa, N., Schuller, M., Santacaterina, S., Shapiro, M., Wang, E., Mayer, R., & DaRosa, D. (2011). Applying multimedia design principles enhances learning in medical education. Test-Taking Strategies. Group Projects.
5. MOTIVATION, RESILIENCE, AND STRESS MANAGEMENT: STRATEGIES FOR WHEN COLLEGE AND LIFE GET CHALLENGING.
EXPLORING THE RESEARCH IN DEPTH: Fritson, K. K. (2008). Impact of journaling on students' self-efficacy and locus of control. Motivation. Resilience. Stress Management. EXPLORING THE RESEARCH IN SUMMARY: Iglesias, S. L., Azzara, S., Squillace, M., Jeifetz, M., Lores Arnais, M. R., Desimone, M. F., & Diaz, L. E. (2005). A study on the effectiveness of a stress management programme for College students.
6. HOW ARE YOU DOING? MAXIMIZING LEARNING VIA SELF-REFLECTION.
EXPLORING THE RESEARCH IN DEPTH: Dietz-Uhler, B., and Lanter, J. R. (2009). Using the four-questions technique to enhance learning. The Academic Self-Regulation Process. The Accuracy of Self-Assessments. EXPLORING THE RESEARCH IN SUMMARY: Dunlosky, J., & Rawson, K. A. (2012). Overconfidence produces underachievement: Inaccurate self-evaluations undermine students' learning and retention. Making Mistakes: The Role of Attribution Theory. Self-reflection Techniques.
7. MAKING GOOD ACADEMIC, CAREER, AND FINANCIAL DECISIONS.
EXPLORING THE RESEARCH IN DEPTH: Coulter-Kern, R. G., Coulter-Kern, P. E., Schenkel, A. A., Walker, D. R., & Fogle, K. L. (2013). Improving student's understanding of career decision-making through service learning. The Decision-making Process. Academic Options. EXPLORING THE RESEARCH IN SUMMARY: Celio, C. I., Durlak, J., & Dymnicki, A. (2011). A meta-analysis of the impact of service-learning on students. Career Decision Making. Financial Decisions.
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