A Guide to Studying with the Open University

Author: Kate Scott

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530626151


Page: 74

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The Open University is a highly renowned distance learning institution. When it says it's Open, it really means it. Anyone can undertake a course to further their education and get that qualification that they missed out on when they were a teenager. This guide, written by a former Open University student, tells anyone thinking of enrolling on a course exactly what they need to know to make a decision. The reader will learn: - How to take notes - How to write essays - How to correctly reference - How to interact with other students using the Students Forum - What to expect when taking an exam - How to save money - How to get ahead Aimed at those who are thinking of returning to studying and higher education as mature students, this guide provides an insight into how The Open University functions and how to make the most of what it offers.
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Author: Pritchard, Linda,Roberts, Leila

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335217737

Category: Education

Page: 159

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This guide enables adults to manage the transition to study by demystifying aspects of higher education with regard to course choice, modes of study, and what to expect. It aims to encourage mature students to acquire a range of skills, but also to develop the skills they already possess.
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Essential Skills for Those Returning to Education or Distance Learning

Author: Catherine Dawson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848031831

Category: Education

Page: 192

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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.
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Skills for teaching assistants and early years practitioners

Author: Christine Ritchie,Paul Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317912535

Category: Education

Page: 170

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Successful Study is an essential guide for students embarking upon an education related Foundation Degree without previous study experience. The world of study at university can be a daunting and bewildering place for new students unfamiliar with the academic processes such as writing essays and presenting portfolios. This book offers clear and straight-forward explanations of how to prepare for study, how to work at higher education level and how to tackle assignments. Covering all aspects of educational study, and based on the experiences of real education professionals, this new edition has been fully updated to include: Clear links to work-based practices throughout Advice for students with disability Guidance on using e-resources Tips for managing your learning and increasing motivation How to think critically Reflective practice With case studies, tasks and opportunities for reflection, this accessible book has been specifically designed for those on Teaching Assistant, Early Years or related Foundation Degrees and will be an essential resource for those wanting to find the answers to study questions quickly and easily.
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Author: Jean Rose

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137265566

Category: Study Aids

Page: 344

View: 4670

Through its use of conversational and supportive tones, this popular guide puts readers at ease, assisting the transition to academic study. With clear explanations, summaries and exercises, it is an invaluable companion for the mature student. This third edition has much new content including a new chapter on writing a dissertation proposal.
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Author: Zadie Smith

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462316001

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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»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
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A Guide for Mature Students Who Have Forgotten How

Author: Kate Scott

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530636716


Page: 70

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How to Write Essays: A Guide for Mature Students Who Have Forgotten HowEssay writing is a skill that many students, young and old, struggle with. For the mature student, who has not had to write an essay for many years, perhaps decades, it can be difficult to know where to start, as well as know what a tutor is looking for. This guide tells you how to:* Structure essays* How to make notes* The elements good essays need to include* How to reference and create bibliographies* How to format essaysThis guide is aimed at mature students, such as those who study with The Open University and other distance learning institutions, but will also prove helpful to students in high school and those entering university.
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Author: Lucinda Becker

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230801919

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 9287

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.
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Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827423603

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 5158

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".
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Author: Matthew J. Kraus

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0244690456

Category: Education

Page: 62

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Most of use understand the benefits of getting a good education. Not only can it open doors to university and better job prospects, but can help to broaden an individual's outlook on life. For some people, however, getting the right qualifications can be a real challenge, especially if they aren't in mainstream education. It's no wonder then that an increasing number of people are turning to distance learning, or home education, as their preferred way of passing exams. This book focuses on GCSEs and A-Levels: the main school-leaving qualifications that are universally recognised in the UK. It explains the main features of the qualifications, how to study them, and how to take the exams involved. This book is intended to be used as a guide for prospective students who might want to undertake this form of learning, but have some difficulty in working out where to start.
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Achieving Peak Performance

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137013567

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 1781

Provides an easy-to-follow set of strategies and techniques that build to a plan for achieving your best possible exam performance. It gives practical step-by-step guidance in long-term planning for optimal performance through to last minute revision strategies. This fully updated, two-colour edition includes two brand new chapters.
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