ERIC Number: ED480096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
The "Strategies-for-Achievement" Approach for Teaching Study Skills.
Tuckman, Bruce W.
An educational psychology-based study skills program called Strategies for Achievement was developed to teach learning and motivation strategies to college students. It involved teaching student four major achievement strategies: take reasonable risk, take responsibility for outcomes, search the environment (for information), and use feedback. Each strategy was divided into tow substrategies, and used to teach students to overcome procrastination, build self-confidence and responsibility, manage their lives, learn from lecture and text, prepare for exams, and write papers. The training was provided as a course taught using a hybrid technology-based instructional model called Active Discovery and Participation thru Technology (ADAPT). Students who took the training course earned significantly higher grade point averages in comparison to a matched group, both the term they took the course (with and without course grade included) and the term after taking the course, and were more likely to return for their next year of college. (Contains 41 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (111th, Toronto, ON, Canada, August 7-10, 2003).