A Guide to Learning Independently 5e describes techniques to help students succeed in formal education. It helps with learning tasks such as writing assignments, reading textbooks, making notes and concentrating when studying, as well as offering a range of suggestions as to how students can meet the requirements of their teachers and courses. It is also designed to help students discover their own learning goals and how they learn best. The text rests on the premise that it is possible for a person to change the way they approach their learning. It is directed to the individual student because it is the individual who must write the essays and reports, pass the exams and organise themselves in order to be successful in the tertiary education system. As well as offering realistic and well-tested study strategies, this Guide focuses on your reasons for study as you balance the demands of study with the rest of your life. It will help you clarify your particular strengths as a learner and develop a repertoire of independent lifelong learning skills. The comprehensive range of study techniques.
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This new edition of A Guide to Learning Independently will empower you to develop the necessary skills to survive as an informed, independent, and versatile student in the 21st century. The book will help you to: * Understand yourself and the ways in which you learn and study * Plan and concentrate on your study commitments * Adapt to independent study within a formal institution such as a university * Formulate effective strategies for remembering information * Use and evaluate research material * Make the most of libraries and other sources of information available to you * Understand and make the best use of lectures * Participate confidently in discussion groups * Develop and improve your writing A Guide to Learning Independently will change the way you think about learning, and it will transform the ways in which you learn and study.
Second edition of a 1981 guide for students who need information about writing reports and essays, passing examinations and organising themselves in order to be successful in the tertiary education system. Presents alternative techniques for individuals to choose what suits their own learning purposes and style. This edition includes new information, conventions and techniques which take into account the technological changes in the last 10 years. Includes a list of other references and an index.
Aimed at prospective tertiary students as a self-help resource for studying at higher education level.
A comprehensive guide to help students learn independently, the text is a collection of practical exercises that considers and discuss who a student is and the skills they will need at university. The exercises are designed to help develop study, literacy, and critical thinking skills. Marshall from Murdoch University.
Studying at a Distance 3/e provides practical help and encouragement for those who have not previously studied at a distance and is ideal for students returning to study after a break.
All students undertaking pre-registration nursing qualifications are required to complete a portfolio as part of their formal assessment. This book is pitched at introductory level and provides a guide to the context of portfolio development and it's importance not just to assessment but to the patient experience.
Whether you are a first time student or returning to study, it can seem very daunting. This book can help you get the most from studying and shows how to make good use of your time and achieve success. This 4th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. It demonstrates how to develop and build on existing strengths and experiences to get the most out of any course. Using a down-to-earth and user-friendly style, it concentrates on what you need to know. It can help you to: • get the most from reading and lectures • access libraries • use the Internet and databases • develop IT skills • learn through reflection • develop a portfolio • prepare assignments • get the most from placements. activities reflection points case studies annotated further reading useful websites This new edition reflects recent changes in nursing and midwifery policy and practice including aspects such as ePortfolios, the European Computer Driving Licence and podcasts The majority of the chapters have been rewritten with either a student, or a practitioner to reflect the need for greater evidence of practice and its importance to midwifery and nursing students. More emphasis on clinical nursing and midwifery practise by relating skills to clinical placements and employment with a new chapter on Clinical Skills. New chapter on ‘Getting ready to study’
A Practical Guide to Assessment for Learning: Grades 4–6 is one book in the Creating Independent Student Learners set. The set includes guides for N–9 teachers and school leaders. The books can be used individually or as a set. This resource offers practical ways to help students become independent learners through 'assessment for learning.' The book is organized around an eight-step framework for good assessment. The authors include a detailed explanation of each step, recommendations for getting started, and teachers' anecdotes of their experiences using the steps. The book includes rubrics, working charts, thoughtful essays, and reproducibles. Practical learning approaches for each grade level are provided. These include: • Questions to help students deepen their understanding; • Finding time to help students reflect on their work; • Strategy charts to help students be independent; and • Conversations in art to help students improve their work.