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The Mature Student's Study Guide 2nd Edition: Essential Skills for Those Returning to Education or Distance Learning

Catherine Dawson

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Prose: non-fiction, Adult education, continuous learning

'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.
Contents: 1. Learning to learn; 2. Preparing to study; 3. Organisation skills; 4. Reading skills; 5. Writing skills; 6. Lectures & seminars; 7. Essay techniques; 8. Writing a dissertation; 9. Research skills; 10. Analytical skills; 11. Scientific skills and experimentation; 12. Information and communication technology; 13. Group skills; 14. Oral presentation skills; 15. Distance and e-learning skills; 16. Examination techniques; 17. Coping strategies; 18. Learner support services; 19. Student support services.

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