A Guide to Learning Independently 4 e 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.
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2. Planning when and how you study
3. Becoming an independent student
4. Asking your own questions
5. Learning and remembering
6. Choosing and analysing a topic
7. Researching a topic
8. Using libraries and other information sources
10. Listening to lectures
11. Participating in discussion groups
12. Developing your writing
13. Writing essays
14. Writing scientific reports
15. Using conventions
16. Learning from evaluation
Appendix: Discrimination: Sexist language and attitudes
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