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How to Succeed as an Independent Learner - Part 1: Planning your Learning

National Extension College

How to Succeed as an Independent Learner - Part 1: Planning your Learning


How to Succeed as an Independent Learner - Part 1: Planning your Learning

A comprehensive step-by-step guide to planning and studying effectively, How to Succeed as an Independent Learner provides a quick help guide that will enable your learners to: organise and plan their study time; get support and stay motivated; develop concentration and memory skills; develop study techniques such as planning, drafting and editing their writing; use libraries and the Internet to do research; improve their spelling and punctuation; read faster and more effectively; select and organise resources; and prepare for exams and assignments. If you buy a multi-user licence you can share the book with colleagues in your school, college or organisation to use with the students they teach within that institution.

An ideal dip-into resource for all learners aged 14 and over, the book also teaches them how to learn effectively through non-traditionally delivered courses and to build a personalised learning plan.

How to Succeed as an Independent Learner is available in two volumes:

This volume Part 1: Planning your Learning looks at general study skills and will show students how to organise and plan their study time effectively, get support, develop their concentration and memory skills, and plan for exams and assessment.

How to Succeed as an Independent Learner has helped many learners to develop their confidence to study independently. This popular text provides a valuable resource that can help to save time for tutors and trainers looking to develop their students' skills so that they can study successfully as an independent learner. Use the entire contents of the workbook or only the topics you need, for face-to-face teaching with your students, or as revision support or a home study aid.

A single-user download allows you to use the materials in your own teaching only. Read our full Licensing Terms & Conditions here.

Authors:              Richard Freeman, John Meed and Sheila White

Edition:                Published 2005

Format:                PDF, A4

Page extent:       129 pages

About the authors

NEC works with recognised leaders in the field of education and training, to develop resources designed and written by experienced authors who are also qualified subject experts.

Product description 

This workbook is divided into three sections containing topics that can be worked through in order, or you can use just the topics you need, in any order, depending on your students' needs. Each topic includes an Introduction and objectives describing what students will get out of that topic; case study showing how one learner approached the topic; activities to aid understanding and learning and help you achieve the objectives; feedback on the activities; a personal learning plan for that topic.


Preparing to learn

How do you feel about learning?

How do you learn?

Why are you learning?

Getting support

Making the most of your tutor

Setting goals

Being realistic

Deciding when to study

Deciding where to study

Using action plans

Skills for learning


Developing your memory

Asking questions

Solving problems

Managing stress

Reflecting on what you learn

Checking your own learning

Preparing for assessment

Planning for assessment


Tackling examinations

Tackling assignments

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