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Thanks, Jenny. This is helpful. Would you be comfortable sharing your course syllabus?

Paula Atkins, S.S.P., M.S., L.P.C.
Associate Vice Chancellor, Dean of Students
Louisiana State University Shreveport
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From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Jennifer L. Briney
Sent: Friday, March 8, 2019 1:51 PM
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Subject: Re: [External Sender] Probation Study Skills

Hello,
Our philosophy is that it allows students to take a course focused on their own personal success the opportunity to earn a credit of A or B to help boost their GPA.  Those students who attend and invest in the course usually go on to succeed in subsequent semesters.  While some don't make it, the ones that sincerely want to succeed appreciate the credit and GPA help.
Jenny Briney
MacMurray College

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Sent: Friday, March 08, 2019 11:37 AM
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Subject: Re: [External Sender] Probation Study Skills

I very much appreciate this conversation and am interested in investigating further. The following question has been raised on my campus: Have any of you gathered information from retention literature, or otherwise have support, that adding credit requirements are beneficial to students who are already struggling?

Paula Atkins, S.S.P., M.S., L.P.C.
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From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> On Behalf Of Saundra Y McGuire
Sent: Friday, March 8, 2019 10:34 AM
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Thanks so much, Emily, for recommending out book.  I wanted to recommend it, but I didn't want to seem like I was "self-promoting".  But since it has been suggested by you, I'd like to add a few more details.  :)

I have been told that students really like it because it isn't preachy and doesn't suggest things that they should already know about.  And it is very motivational because we put in tons of examples of real students who were failing but turned it around quickly and dramatically by using the strategies in the book.    It's based on teaching students about metacognition and about how they can control their learning outcomes.  The foreword was written by Mark McDaniel, author of Make it Stick.

There is a discount for volume, starting with as few as 5 copies.   I've attached a flier with more info about the student book and the book we wrote for faculty, Teach Students How to Learn (which several schools use for tutor training). There's a code for a 20% off discount.  Please feel free to email me off list if you have questions.

Have a great weekend!
Saundra

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Sent: Friday, March 8, 2019 10:09 AM
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Hi Jenny,

I don't blame you for looking for something else! I'd looked at On Course and thought it was expensive and made everything more complicated than it needs to be.

I would recommend Saundra McGuire's Teach Yourself How to Learn. It's inexpensive, brief, and written in a pleasant, casual style. It's research based and spends a lot of time on things students haven't already heard (and ignored) a dozen times. It may not be as comprehensive as On Course, but I think students would get more out of it.

Hope this helps,
Emily

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Hello All,

We run a one-credit study skills course for students on first-time probation (only for freshmen and sophomores).  I am looking for a new text that might fit this.  We previously used On Course but are looking for something different.

Thanks!

Jenny Briney, M.A.
Director of the Center for Learning Excellence
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MacMurray College
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