Guide to Learning Independently

Guide to Learning Independently


By (author) Lorraine A. Marshall, By (author) Frances Rowland


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  • Format: Paperback | 312 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 214mm x 18mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 1 December 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Milton Keynes
  • ISBN 10: 0335203663
  • ISBN 13: 9780335203666
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: bibliography, index
  • Sales rank: 183,551

Product description

This new edition of "A Guide to Learning Independently" will empower you to develop the necessary skills to survive as an informed, independent, and versatile student in the 21st century. The book will help you to: understand yourself and the ways in which you learn and study; plan and concentrate on your study commitments; adapt to independent study within a formal institution such as a university; formulate effective strategies for remembering information; use and evaluate research material; make the most of libraries and other sources of information available to you; understand and make the best use of lectures; participate confidently in discussion groups; and, develop and improve your writing. "A Guide to Learning Independently" will change the way you think about learning, and it will transform the ways in which you learn and study.

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Author information

Lorraine Marshall and Frances Rowland have based this book on their extensive experience at the Teaching and Learning Centre at Murdoch University, Perth.

Review quote

"...provides a valuable contribution to an understanding of the way in which universities are governed and for those involved inthe process will provide much food for thought."- Research in Post-Compulsory Education

Table of contents

Preface You Planning when and how you study Becoming an independent student Asking your own questions Learning and remembering Choosing and analysing a topic Researching a topic Using libraries and other information sources Reading Listening to lectures Participating in discussion groups Developing your writing Writing essays Writing scientific reports Bibliography Index.