ERIC Number: ED455351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Metacognition and Effective Study Strategies among African-American College and University Students.
Nwafor, Bernadette E.
This paper examines effective study strategies and how they can be used to enhance learning among African American college and university students, focusing on the importance of memory and metacognition in learning. The paper also explores factors that affect the use of these strategies and discusses how to overcome them. Effective study strategies include: identifying important information from the text; taking notes; retrieving relevant prior knowledge; organizing information; elaborating on new ideas; summarizing materials; and monitoring comprehension. Factors that may affect students' use of these strategies include insufficient knowledge about the topic they are studying; insufficient motivation to learn; the need for study skills training; and short attention spans. (Contains 13 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Conference of the National Association of African American Studies and the National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies (Houston, TX, February 21-26, 2000).