Self-Regulatory Strategies To Succeed In School

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To succeed in school, adolescents develop diverse self-regulatory skills, such as goal setting, self-monitoring, time management, and self-evaluation. Homework assignments must be transformed into personal goals; study time needs to be allocated prudently; and completion of the goals needs to be self-monitored closely. Adolescents also must learn powerful strategies to enhance various forms of learning, such as note taking, help-seeking, storing and recalling information, reading, writing, and test preparation (Zimmerman, Bonner, & Kovach, 1996). Strategies are also beneficial in assisting them to manage out-of-school extracurricular activities, such as music or sports (Cleary & Zimmerman, 2001; McPherson & Zimmerman, 2002). Unfortunately,
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