In contrast with other texts in the field, which offer advice based on intuition or opinion, A Guide to Effective Studying and Learning is the first text of its kind to be based on learning research.
Covering understanding, innovation, creativity, and collaboration and teamwork, this practical guide introduces readers to the actual science of learning. It uses demonstrations to help students understand how recommended techniques actually work and short format and action lists to show them how to apply the science to their own learning.
A Guide to Effective Studying and Learning is a wonderful compilation of the science behind learning and will serve students well who are looking for the theoretical basis behind learning. The most important topics students need to know to become better learners are covered fully in this text.
This is a well-written text that provides students with the applied knowledge to better their ability to learn and remember information and provides the empirical research to illustrate how these techniques work.
About the Authors
Matthew Rhodes teaches courses in cognitive psychology, human learning and memory, and mind, brain, and behavior at Colorado State University. He studies learning and memory. His lab researches the subjective experience of memory and metacognition.
Anne Cleary teaches courses in human learning and memory at Colorado State University. She studies human memory processes and their involvement in learning. Her lab researches human memory with a focus on failure to recall information when searching for a memory, or residual memory during memory retrieval failure.
Edward DeLosh teaches courses in the science of learning, cognitive psychology, human learning and behavior, and mind, brain, and behavior at Colorado State University. He studies basic encoding and retrieval processes in human learning and memory. His lab researches applied learning and memory with a focus on how to enhance teaching and student learning.