I so often see students in my Online Classes for Adults at Granite State College who seem to struggle. Sometimes they just seem to be adrift, not knowing how to begin. Or they do okay at the start, but then get overwhelmed as they get more involved in their class.
Here's a video series I just discovered that offers some good stuff for students:
Video 1: Beliefs That Make You Fail…Or Succeed.The first video examines common mistaken beliefs students often possess that undermine their learning. The video tries to correct those misconceptions with accurate beliefs about learning.Video 2: What Students Should Understand About How People Learn.The second video introduces a simple but powerful theory of memory, Levels of Processing, that can help students improve their study.Video 3: Cognitive Principles for Optimizing Learning.The third video operationalizes the concept of level of processing into four principles that students can use to develop effective study strategies.Video 4: Putting the Principles for Optimizing Learning into Practice.The fourth video applies the principles of deep processing to common study situations, including note taking and highlighting while reading.Video 5: I Blew the Exam, Now What?This video addresses what students should and should not do when they earn a bad grade on an exam.