When you start Higher Education, you will soon discover that the time spent in taught lessons is far less than you were used to in school or college. This is because in HE greater emphasis is put on independent study – that is, you managing your own time effectively enough to be able to juggle the demands of taught study, family and social life, alongside reading, researching and making use of all the resources available to you to further your knowledge. It may sound daunting, but help is available!
Reading and researching go hand-in-hand: read into your subject in books, journals and on the internet. Make notes, follow up on relevant topics that interest you, but be careful not to be sidetracked. Your course handbook will provide you with lists of relevant sources from which to begin to investigate your subject in depth.
Resources come in all shapes and sizes. In no particular order, here are a few to consider:
Don’t struggle on your own!
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