. Learning during the COVID-19 pandemic that is done online is certainly no different from learning that is done offline. A learning model/strategy can still be used in learning, including the RQAAD (Reading, Questioning, Answering, Analyzing, Discussing) learning model. This study aims to determine the effect of the RQAAD learning model on student motivation and metacognitive skills. The research method used is quasi-experimental by comparing classes that are treated using the RQAAD learning model and those who do not. Student learning motivation is measured by the motivation scale while metacognitive skills are measured by the metacognitive skills rubric. The research was conducted on 3rd semester students of the 2020/2021 academic year consisting of 62 students. Learning RQAAD proved to have a significant effect on learning motivation and metacognitive skills of students taking Biology Teaching and Learning Strategies Course. The mean score of corrected learning motivation in the experimental class is 5.61 percent higher than the control class and the average corrected metacognitive skill in the experimental class is 16.01 percent higher than the control class.