A Guide for Completing a Self-Management Study
You have been asked throughout this book to reflect on your academic behavior and determine what action you need to take to become a more successful learner. The four-step self-management process was introduced in chapter I to help address academic problems. The process includes self-observation and evaluation, goal setting and strategic planning, strategy implementation and monitoring, and strategic-outcome monitoring. The first Follow-Up Activities in chapters 5 through 11 provide a series of questions for each of the steps to guide you in your self-study.
The purpose of this appendix is to provide tools and assistance to help you either (a) complete a follow-up study focused on the content in one of the chapters you have read or (b) design a study in an area of interest or concern. You will need to answer a series of questions to complete the four steps in the self-management process. The information under the next four headings will help you answer these questions so you will be able to reduce or eliminate a problem to improve your academic performance. You can refer to Appendix B at any time to view examples of self-management studies that were completed by students in a similar class over a 2- to 3-week period.