Dr. Saundra McGuire Presentations
October 1, 2020
Dr. Saundra McGuire, Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and retired Assistant Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University, facilitated workshops for GHC on October 1. Dr. McGuire facilitated sessions focusing on several concepts from her best-selling book, Teach Students How to Learn (2015) and Teach Yourself How to Learn (2018).
The two sessions and the designated audience(s) are provided below.
Metacognition: The Key to Acing Courses (and Life)!
Primary Audience: Students
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 will introduce students to cognitive science based learning strategies that help all students experience meaningful, transferable learning, resulting in A’s in their courses!
These files are for student access:
Using Appreciative Advising to Help Students Excel
Primary Audience: Staff & Faculty
Students often come to college with high aspirations, but with inadequate preparation to excel. This interactive session will present a discussion of appreciative advising, an advising technique developed by Jennifer Bloom. This approach has the potential to facilitate more effective academic advising of today’s students. Effectively integrating learning strategies into advising sessions will also be discussed.
These files are for staff/faculty access: