Written and designed to enhance students’ complex thinking skills and independent learning strategies, this innovative hands-on text uses a consistent set of psychological principles as the basis for teaching students how to learn and motivate themselves. Its' user-friendly style and open approach make it easily accessible in a classroom, lab, or independent study. Organized around four major strategies proven to increase academic success the text helps develop students' achievement-oriented behavior:
Strategy #1 Take Reasonable Risks: Achieve Goals through manageable steps
Strategy #2 Take Responsibility: Think positively and plan
Strategy #3 Search the Environment: Ask questions and visualize possibilities
Strategy #4 Use Feedback: Monitor your progress and adapt your strategies
NEW! New topics.
· Integrated sections on critical thinking, resilience, and diversity.
NEW! Expanded coverage of techniques critical to academic success.
· Includes reducing procrastination, increasing responsibility, learning from lectures and text, overcoming test anxiety, and choosing a career.
NEW! Updated and extensive list of interactive activities.
· Based on feedback from students and the results of their actual performance
· Well-developed Companion Website will enable users to complete all the interactive activities and end-of-module quizzes online and submit them electronically to their instructors for gradingand feedback.
Students are encouraged to actively participate in quick practices, applications, self-surveys, assignments, self-assessments, and portfolios as a way to improve their skills and hone their strategies. These activities are also located on the accompanying website, thus supporting students to actively engage in their own learning (www.prenhall.com/tuckman).