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This engaging, student-friendly book debunks major myths about studying and provides practical tips for how students can learn to study smarter, not harder. Cognitive science has revealed the hidden secrets of what really works for studying. Written by psychologists who are experts in the science of study habits, Study Like a Champ outlines clear steps students can use throughout their high school and college careers to plan, monitor, and evaluate their learning. Numerous examples and self-assessments will help students of all ages apply these strategies to their own unique situations to help them create and maintain habits that foster life-long learning. Psychologists Regan A. R. Gurung and John Dunlosky are award-winning teachers and researchers who have spent years conducting studies on how students learn. Not only have they published a significant number of scientific peer-reviewed papers on the topic, but they have received national recognition as teachers.
About the Author
Regan A. R. Gurung, PhD, is Professor of Psychological Science and Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning at Oregon State University. Winner of the American Psychological Foundation's Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award and the U.S. Professors of the Year (Wisconsin) Award, Dr. Gurung is a social psychologist whose work focuses on improving teaching and learning. He is past President of Psi Chi and the Society for Teaching of Psychology, and has published over 120 articles in peer-reviewed journals and co-authored/co-edited 15 books. John Dunlosky, PhD, is Professor and Director of SOLE Center in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University. Dr. Dunlosky's research program has focused on understanding three inter-related components of self-regulated learning: (1) monitoring of learning, (2) control of study time, and (3) the application of strategies during learning. These three components of learning fall under the rubric of metacognition, which concerns people's cognition or beliefs about their cognitions. By studying metacognition in students across the life span, a major goal of all facets of his research involves developing techniques to improve student learning and achievement across multiple domains.