Metacognative learning strategies give you the tools to really learn the material in your courses not just get enough information to maybe get an A on the test. Metacognition is thinking about your thinking. Analyzing if your study methods are actually helping you reach your goals. How well you do in your classes is a direct reflection of your behavior. If what you are doing isn't getting you the grades you want, you must try something different! Dr. Saundra McGuire has created several steps that help students turn their grade around. She has had many students go from failing tests to getting A's after applying metacognition. In this video she talks about what metacognition is and how it can help students.
Watch this video on the Study Cycle to learn about the Study Cycle that Dr. McGuire and her staff at LSU put together. If you commit to these steps, you will learn much more efficiently and your learning will be more complete.
Dr. Saundra McGuire talks more about Study Cycles and makes the case for why they can help you do better in your courses.
Watch this video to see what is meant by Intense Study Sessions. These study sessions will improve your retention and streamline your learning process.
Here is one more video to help you with your metacognitive learning strategies and your test preparation. This video is about Bloom's Taxonomy. A hierarchy of learning.
Dr. Saundra McGuire talks more about Bloom's Taxonomy and why knowing about it is useful for you so that you are prepared for what you need to know to do the best you possibly can in your courses.