Are you interested in implementing our Learning and Motivation Strategies (LMS) Course at your college, university, high school, or middle school? For questions, please contact Lauren Hensley.
- Course Description and PowerPoint
- Student Feedback about the Course
- Implementation Checklists
- Teacher Support
- Participating Schools
Course Description and PowerPoint.
Strategies for Success in College:
This course teaches "study skills," which are abilities to use specific techniques and approaches to enable better learning, better understanding and better retention of what is taught. This course also addresses time and life management issues that are pertinent in a college environment. Using the ADAPT instructional model, the course introduces four key strategies for achievement: Take Reasonable Risk, Take Responsibility for your Outcomes, Search the Environment, and Use Feedback. These strategies are applied to enhancing skills and processes such as learning from lecture and text, preparing for exams, researching and writing papers, managing tasks, making career decisions, and managing oneself and one’s life at college. The Strategies course uses Learning and Motivation Strategies: Your Guide to Success, 2nd Edition, by Tuckman, Abry, and Smith, 2008, as the primary textbook. A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind is a supplementary reading.
The following topics are covered:
Module 1: Introduction...
...describes the purpose and format of the course.
Module 2: The Keys to Achievement...
...introduces general overall strategies that enable people to be successful achievers.
Module 3: Procrastination - The Thief of Time...
...describes strategies and approaches that reduce or eliminate procrastination.
Module 4: Believing in Yourself - Self-Confidence...
...introduces methods that increase self-confidence.
Module 5: Taking Responsibility - It's Up to You...
...presents methods that increase one's sense of control over life.
Module 6: Active Listening - Learning from Lecture...
...describes methods for taking notes and processing the material from notes.
Module 7: Active Reading - Learning from Text...
...introduces methods for reading and understanding text materials.
Module 8: Preparing for Exams...
...describes methods for organizing class information to successfully prepare for exams.
Module 9: Preparing Papers and Speeches...
...covers methods for writing papers and giving speeches.
Module 10: Managing Your Life in School...
...presents methods for successful adjustment to college life.
Student Feedback about the Course.
Student interviews about the value of the course
Implementation Checklists .
Columbus State Community College, Columbus, Ohio
Lorain County Community College, Elyria, Ohio
Western Nevada Community College, Carson City, Nevada
Whitehall High School, Whitehall, Ohio
Centennial High School, Columbus, Ohio
Reynoldsburg High School, Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Project Grad, Columbus, Ohio
Marion Franklin High School, Columbus, Ohio
Linden McKinely High School, Columbus, Ohio
Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), Ohio
Starling Middle School, Columbus, Ohio
Clinton Middle School, Columbus, Ohio
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) Grant