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Welcome!

A look at the model

Metacognition: The key to success?

Anxiety reduction tips and techniques

Assessing preferences

The research basis for the strategies, tips, and techniques presented

About the author

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Welcome to " Learning Your Way: A Metacognitive Approach to Study Strategies."

Learning is very personal and we all have preferences that can be used to our advantage. The idea behind "Learning, Your Way" is to help you assess your needs and to consciously choose strategies that work for you.

Many of the strategies presented may seem like common sense; others may be unworkable or unrealistic for your situation. Keep the ones that work, and discard those that don't work for you. Continually assess how effectively the strategies you have chosen work for you. By building a larger repertoire of strategies to choose from, you can improve your success in difficult subjects or situations.

The strategies, tips, and techniques presented have been collected and used successfully with students and tutors over the last twenty years. The strategies are grounded in research in learning theories and practical application. After identifying some strategies, you may also want to learn about characteristics of personal learning preferences (based on experiential learning models and brain research) and assess where you would fit.

As you read and try various strategies, think about what worked well for you. Begin to make conscious choices about which strategies work best for you. The links at the left are listed in a logical sequence, but feel free to view them any way you like. If you would like to make a comment or submit a question, send me an email. Please let me know if your comment or question can be added to the FAQs,

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Last update: July 15, 2007
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