Student Event - Metacognition: The Key to Acing Courses (and Life)!
Date: Friday, February 12, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM
- 11:15 AM
Where: Online Event
All students who are admitted to college have the ability to ace their courses.
However, most students did not acquire effective learning strategies in high school and resort to memorizing information just before tests. This strategy usually yields poor results, with students earning grades much lower than their ability. This interactive workshop, facilitated by Saundra McGuire and hosted by The Quad-POD, will introduce students to cognitive science-based learning strategies that help all students experience meaningful, transferable learning, resulting in A's in their courses.
Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire is the Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at LSU. Prior to joining LSU, she spent eleven years at Cornell University, where she received the coveted Clark Distinguished Teaching Award. She has delivered keynote addresses or presented workshops at over 400 institutions in 46 states and ten countries. Her book, Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation, was released in October 2015 and is a Stylus Publishing bestseller. The student version of this book, Teach Yourself How to Learn: Strategies You Can Use to Ace Any Course at Any Level, was released in January 2018.