Study Techniques for Effective Learning
As professors we guide our students in effective study strategies. What habits and techniques might we suggest? Maryellen Weimer in Faculty Focus offers a doable approach in “How Should I Study for the Exam?” (Faculty Focus, September 20, 2017). Weimer draws on the work of Amanda Sebesta and Elena Bray Speth (Saint Lous University). Their article discusses self-regulated learning (SRL) and strategies found to be most effective in an introductory biology course. These approaches are useful across the disciplines. Both Weimer’s article and Sebesta and Speth’s article are worth reading to consider how we might help students in mastering course materials and the processes of learning.