This guide offers practical help and encouragement for those who have not studied 'at a distance'. Suitable for those who may be returning to study after a gap of some years, the activities are part of the guide and introduce the element of active learning typical of studying at a distance.
Skills in learning and studying are vital to ensure success in higher education study, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level, in university, college or in the workplace. Skills are needed in reflection, analysis, communication and recording information to produce good work, to engage effectively in a group, to carry out a project or perform well in exams; personal skills are needed to handle time and pressure and to relate to others on a course or in the workplace. This new guide builds on the hugely successful materials the authors have developed over the last 15 years. Along with highly practical guidance on traditional learning skills, The Guide to Learning and Study Skills provides guidance for students on learning in a blended environment, the increased use of personal and professional development planning, continuing professional development and work-based learning.
Die beste Methode zur Steigerung Ihres geistigen Potenzials
Author: Tony Buzan
Publisher: MVG Verlag
Mit der Mind-Map-Methode® halten Sie den Schlüssel zu einem einzigartigen Denkwerkzeug in den Händen, mit dem Sie mühelos und effizient Ihr Gedächtnis, Ihre Kreativität, Ihre Konzentration, Ihre Kommunikationsfähigkeit, Ihre allgemeine Intelligenz und Ihre mentale Schnelligkeit verbessern können. Angewandt auf jedwede Herausforderung oder Zielsetzung, werden Ihnen Mind-Maps dabei helfen, - klar, kreativ und originell zu denken, - Probleme zu lösen und fundierte Entscheidungen zu treffen, - zu planen und zu verhandeln, - Ihre Gedächtnisleistung zu maximieren, - Ihr Leben erfolgreich zu strukturieren. Ihr Gehirn ist dazu imstande, Großartiges zu leisten – lernen Sie mithilfe des Mind-Map- Buchs, Ihr Potenzial auszuschöpfen!
World Review of Distance Education and Open Learning
Author: Helen Lentell,Hilary Perraton
Policy for Open and Distance Learning considers the questions that planners and policy makers in open and distance learning need to address at any level of education. Starting by analysing the range of purposes for which open and distance learning is used, the book places the issues in context and examines experience in both the public and private sector. As well as discussing in detail new agenda set by new information and communication technologies, the book covers: * Inputs * Processes * Outcomes. The editors, Hilary Perraton and Helen Lentell, have drawn together an international team of contributors who have examined the varied roles of the new technologies as well as low-technology approaches to open and distance learning throughout the world. This book will be invaluable to policy makers in education and those planning or managing open and distance learning programmes. It will also be of interest to students and teachers of education and anyone concerned with comparative education.
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
This book is an essential guide to all aspects of open and distance learning, covering how to choose a course, how to manage the routine aspects of studying and how to make the most of the learning opportunities, skills development and career advancement that can arise from your course. Key areas include time management, flexible learning techniques, assessment, finance, problem solving and dovetailing your course with domestic and professional commitments. The guidance is always practical and the tone is positive.
Studieren ist schwierig? - Nicht mit diesem Buch! Dieser praktische Leitfaden für Studienanfänger vermittelt grundlegende „Soft Skills“ (vom „Lernen lernen“ über Selbsteinschätzung, Zeit-, Projekt- und Stressmanagement bis zu Gedächtnis- und Schreibtraining, Prüfungs- und Klausursituationen sowie Karriereplanung u.v.m.) - locker präsentiert, in handliche Einheiten verpackt und je nach Bedarf selektiv nutzbar. Viele eingestreute kleine Tipps stehen neben Mini-Fragebögen, Kopiervorlagen für Tabellen, die man nicht im Buch ausfüllen möchte, und ähnlichen Hilfsmitteln. Das unterhaltsam-informative Werk beruht auf dem englischen Bestseller The Study Skilly Handbook und eignet sich für Abiturienten mit Studienwunsch, Studienanfänger verschiedenster Disziplinen und Quereinsteiger als Wegweiser durch die vielfältigen Anforderungen im "Studiendschungel".
Most works on assessment assume a face-to-face teaching context. The few that don't, assume that assessment issues are largely generic and equally applicable in face-to-face, open or distance contexts. Unfortunately, reality is far removed from this generalized viewpoint and, as the authors of this book point out, once assessment is considered from the open or distance learner's perspective it becomes very apparent that new approaches to assessment have to be developed. Written by practitioners in ODL for other practitioners, this is neither a book that preaches nor one that takes the abstract high ground. Offering concrete advice and evidence, it will help readers both to reflect upon their personal approaches to assessment and to adapt their techniques in order to benefit learners.
Essential Skills for Those Returning to Education or Distance Learning
Author: Catherine Dawson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Studying as an adult is very different to your school experience. This book will give you the skills and confidence you need when returning to education as a mature student.' You have decided to return to education, and now you may be worried that your study skills are not up to scratch. This inspiring and practical book has been written especially for you - whether you are considering a full-time course, part-time studies, evening classes or distance learning such as an Open University degree. It covers everything you need to know to succeed in your chosen course, including how to: discover your learning style; improve your reading seed and memory; take notes and get organised; improve your writing and mathematical skills; master research techniques; develop analytical skills; and, gain marks in exams.
Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here 'I am happy to recommend this to my students as it covers jargon without using jargon and explains all those simple things that many academics take for granted. It also gives good examples of how to get the best from your time studying psychology from how to write good essays to the rules of writing lab reports' - Dr Jay Coogan University of East London 'I am happy to recommend this to my students as it covers jargon without using jargon and explains all those simple things that many academics take for granted. It also gives good examples of how to get the best from your time studying psychology from how to write good essays to the rules of writing lab reports.' Dr Joy Coogan, University of East London This book provides students with a wide range of research and study skills necessary for achieving a successful classification on a psychology degree course. It replaces the stress and fear experienced when encountering essays, reports, statistics and exams with a sense of confidence, enthusiasm and even fun. Sieglinde McGee presents indispensable instruction, advice and tips on note making and note taking, evaluating academic literature, writing critical essays, preparing for and doing essay and MCQ exams, understanding research methods and issues associated with conducting research, writing and presenting reports and research and also some important computer skills. Examples provided will show how to score well on assignments and exams and also the sort of approach, layout, errors, omissions or answer-style that would achieve a lower grade. Practical exercises and interactive tasks are integrated throughout to clarify key points and give the students a chance to practise on their own. This is a useful resource for students taking modules in study and research skills in psychology and an essential guide for all other students studying on psychology programmes. Dr Sieglinde McGee is an Associate of the School of Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin, where she taught for several years.
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Many students arrive at university with the idea that this will be 'the time of their lives'. However, some students find that being a fresher is not all it's cracked-up to be: they are not immediately at ease with university culture and find it hard to deal with the day-to-day issues arising from living away from home. The Student Life Handbook draws on the experiences of over 160 students from all over the UK to offer practical advice on balancing domestic demands with university study. Covering many aspects of university life such as finance, accommodation, leaving home and joining the social scene, this guide will help students reap the greatest possible benefit and enjoyment from their time at university.
How To Beat Procrastination, Reduce Stress and Improve Your Grades
Author: Geetanjali Mukherjee
Publisher: Dreamcatcher Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Do you wish you could get better grades? Do you struggle with certain subjects and believe that maybe you're not cut out for them? Do you want to spend less time studying and still get good grades? This book is the perfect go-to source for all students...It's a must-read for all students! The Page-Hungry Bookworm I highly recommend Anyone Can Get an A+ to every college student and any secondary student thinking about higher education. McNeil's Reviews Practical and sound advice presented in a caring supportive manner. Sarah Jackson, Author and Reviewer. Anyone Can Get An A+ is a conversational, down-to-earth guide for high school and college students on how to maximize their learning and get the grades they want. This book draws on research from the fields of psychology and neuroscience, and gives students practical advice that they can implement right away, to overcome procrastination, make the most of their study time and improve their grades significantly. Who this book is for:College students who want to learn how to juggle classes, extra-curricular activities, other activities and also have room for a social lifeHigh school students struggling with the pressure to get good grades to get into college, pass standardized tests and be eligible for scholarshipsParents who are worried about how to help their children get better grades without overburdening themTeachers who want to understand how to help their students learn more deeply while enjoying their lessonsCounselors and tutors who work directly with students, to better help motivate and inspire students to do their best Anyone Can Get An A+ contains 39 tips on various aspects of studying and preparing for exams. In this book, you will learn: How best to prepare for exams What is the top mistake most students make when doing exam preparation and how to avoid it How to overcome procrastination and use your study time wisely How to break down larger assignments into smaller chunks How to write a paper painlesslyHow to use small segments of time effectively How to get help to understand difficult material How to do well in a subject even if you hate it How to improve your grades in quantitative subjects like mathematicsHow to organize your time and study scheduleHow to keep track of all your deadlines and school-related paperwork This book includes techniques that work for both high school and college students. Although some of the examples used may resonate more easily with college students, it is never too early to start good study habits, and many of the tips translate equally to high school and college. The author herself learnt many of these techniques while preparing for board exams in high school. Geetanjali Mukherjee was a top student through high school in Shri Ram School, New Delhi, India, law school at the University of Warwick in UK and graduate school in Cornell University, USA. She was at the top of her class in the ICSE Board examinations in India. Geetanjali graduated law school with honors, and was inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha, the Global Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration, for her high GPA at Cornell University. Anyone Can Get An A+ includes the following chapters: Chapter 1: Adopting The Right Attitude Chapter 2: Nourishing Your Mind and Body Chapter 3: Organizing Your Study Life Chapter 4: Getting The Most From Your Study Time Chapter 5: Beating Procrastination Chapter 6: Studying Effectively Chapter 7: Tackling Difficult Subjects Chapter 8: Revising For Exams
Education, Higher by Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom,Standing Conference of Principals of Colleges and Institutes of Higher Education,Higher Education Business Enterprises
Author: Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom,Standing Conference of Principals of Colleges and Institutes of Higher Education,Higher Education Business Enterprises
The Student's Guide to Using the Ultimate Information Resource
Author: Brian Clegg
Anyone can type a few keywords into a search engine. But that’s only the beginning. With Studying Using the Web you can find the right material, check its authenticity, transform it into your own original work and keep up-to-date on essential topics. The book is about how to find the right information, and making the most of it. It shows you how to: know what to look for make the best use of search facilities gather pictures, sounds and more make use of the human side of the internet learn how to test information with a trust CSI kit collect and structure your information effectively make text your own keep up to date. You could stay jogging round the information track. But think how much better you could do with the right technology and skills to harness a leading-edge study machine. Move into the study fast track now.
Protection against fire and prevention of explosion is vital in a modern industrial economy. This published proceedings of the First European Conference on Fire Engineering and Emergency Planning provides an authoritative base of materials covering the latest research, applications and hypotheses as a cumulative reference work and a platform for exchanges of ideas within the academic fire community.
Education by Association for International Education (Russia)
»Nicht nur Freundschaft, sondern die ganze verrückte, ungerechte Welt wird einem präzisen prüfenden Blick unterzogen.« New York Magazine.Beim Tanzunterricht lernen sich zwei kleine Mädchen kennen und werden Freundinnen. Beide träumen davon, Tänzerinnen zu werden. Doch nur die eine hat Talent. Die andere hat Ideen: über Rhythmus und Zeit, über schwarze Haut und schwarze Musik, über Stammeszugehörigkeit, Milieu, Bildung und Chancengleichheit. Als sich die beiden Mädchen zum ersten Mal begegnen, fühlen sie sich sofort zueinander hingezogen. Die gleiche Leidenschaft fürs Tanzen und für Musicals verbindet sie, doch auch derselbe Londoner Vorort und die Hautfarbe. Ihre Wege trennen sich, als Tracey tatsächlich Tänzerin wird und erste Rollen in Musicals bekommt. Ihre Freundin wiederum jettet als Assistentin der berühmten Sängerin Aimee um die Welt. Als Aimee in Afrika eine Schule gründen will, reist sie ihr voraus und lässt sich durch das Land, in dem ihre Wurzeln liegen, verzaubern und aus dem Rhythmus bringen. Dieser grandiose Roman von Zadie Smith, der in den USA und in Großbritannien von Presse und Publikum gefeiert wird, erzählt am Beispiel zweier Freundinnen vom Siegen und Scheitern, vom Beginnen und Enden. »Bewegend, lustig und wahrhaftig analysiert dieser Roman mit der Eleganz von Fred Astaire oder Michael Jackson Themen wie Hautfarbe und Weltpolitik.« Kirkus Reviews