The College Success Challenge
Many of your students are unprepared to succeed in college. So, delivering a conventional college course on learning-how-to-learn won’t work very well for them. For you, this means a semester of trying to reach unmotivated students, frustration, low completion rates, and not much satisfaction or appreciation from students and administrators. In contrast, hundreds of faculty have used our Power Learners Handbook and Faculty Guide to literally train over 90% of their students in how to study and learn. These professors have produced better outcomes without preparing lectures or grading papers.
You Coach as They Practice
Suppose, instead of preparing and delivering lectures and leading discussions, you do something very different. In our Handbook, there are assignments on using best-known methods for studying texts, writing papers, managing time and taking tests. Have your students do these assignments in your class, as though they were at home or in the library. But, as they study in your class, you coach them individually, a minute or two or more at a time. As they use practice new methods, overcome procrastination, and persevere to mastery, they build a self-sustaining critical mass of competence and confidence.