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Guides to College Success

Learning to Learn

Ask yourself questions about new information.
Break complex problems into small, manageable parts.
Set goals and focus on achieving both small and large goals.
Constantly look for feedback.

What do you know and what do you need to know?

Using strategies and a problem-solving approach to learning are key to becoming a successful learner. Metacognition is an excellent approach that will set you on the path for most effective learning. Metacognition is defined as the awareness or analysis of one's own thinking processes.  Simply, thinking about how you think.