The empirical study presented in this paper identifies potential strengths and weaknesses of first-year students´ learning strategies at the beginning of their studies. It concentrates on the students´ self-assessment of their self-motivation, time management, concentration, coping with stress and fear of failure, elaboration of information, ability to focus on important information, cooperative learning, self-control of learning progress, and dealing with exams. The results reveal that during their school days, numerous students have not (or just very rarely) applied learning strategies that may be considered indispensable for successfully studying at a university, like taking notes in class or summarizing the most important information. The paper explores the results and discusses possible options to support first-year students in coping with the difficulties they might face when studying and preparing for their first exams at the university.
|Seiten (von - bis)||5 - 13|
|Publikationsstatus||Veröffentlicht - 1 Feb. 2009|