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This paper presents three vignettes to help teachers engage students in self-regulated learning. "Vignette One: Strengthening Your Will Power--Taking Charge of Your Life" explains how to help students take charge of themselves by "working smarter, not harder," i.e., by developing the habit of using such strategies as elaboration, organization, and rehearsal. "Vignette Two: What's the Use? You've Got It or You Don't" discusses learning strategies for taking tests and completing assignments. Successful students' skills include accomplishing several tasks simultaneously, organizing in advance, understanding rather than just memorizing, and using the PQ4R method (preview, question, read, reflect, recite, and review). "Vignette Three: Test Taking and Assignment Preparation Strategies" details seven levels of knowing accompanied by seven categories of classroom tests and six types of test questions. This vignette also provides information on types and levels of test questions that may be used in multiple choice tests. A final section reviews the facts and discusses the importance of preparation, taking control, and using feedback and monitoring. The appendix presents a checklist for test and assignment preparation. (SM)

Descriptors: Assignments, College Faculty, College Students, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Self Motivation, Student Motivation, Study Skills, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Expectations of Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Guides, Test Wiseness, Thinking Skills

Autor: Talbot, Gilles L.


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