How to Succeed as an Independent Learner - Part 2: Skills for 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 2: Skills for Learning, begins by looking at taking notes – one of the most important study skills – before moving on to look at the reading and writing skills needed to be an efficient and effective learner.
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.
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Authors: Richard Freeman, John Meed and Sheila White
Edition: Published 2005
Format: PDF, A4
Page extent: 125 pages
About the authors
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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.
Note-taking and using resources
Why take notes?
Making notes on paper
Making notes online
Organising your notes
Selecting and organising resources
Using a library
Using the Internet
Using a dictionary
Using an index
Reasons for reading
Different types of reading
Skimming and scanning
Deciding what you want to write
Planning your writing
Improving your spelling
Improving your punctuation
Using and acknowledging sources
Editing and redrafting