Presentations by Dr. McGuire

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:

Metacognition | Video Recording

Metacognition | Transcript

PowerPoint Presentation

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:

Appreciative Advising | Video Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

Faculty/Staff Access to Metacognition | Video Recording (Student presentation)

Faculty/Staff Access to Metacognition Presentation (Student presentation)