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Study Skills & Learning Strategies: Guide Navigation

Using  Metacognitive Strategies to Navigate the Guide

Navigating the guide is easy and uses a self-reflective model like the one below to help you develop/refine your learning and study skills. Each section of the guide contains a set of pre-assessment, self-reflective questions with corresponding learning strategies you can try.

  • Use the pre-assessment questions to take an inventory of where you are (assess and evaluate).
  • Consider adding one or two of the recommended strategies to your toolkit (plan your approach and apply strategies).
  • Evaluate the strategies you have chosen for effectiveness (reflect). If a strategy isn't working for you, discard it and try something else.

Remember, what works for one might not work for another, so choose strategies that resonate with you. This self-assess and reflect cycle will help you become more metacognitive in your approach and improve your ability to learn. To discover more about metacognition, click next.

Metacognition Cycle by John Spencer, adapted from Ambrose, S. A., Bridges, M. W., DiPietro, M., Lovett, M. C., & Norman, M. K. (2010).
How learning works: Seven research-based principles for smart teaching
. John Wiley & Sons.