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The term ‘reading for a degree’ has been around for a long time, yet reading is a skill that relatively few students have developed as systematically as they can. The following suggestions may help students take more control of their reading styles: Remind students how easy it is to read passively: In other words, just […]

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When you only have a given number of hours to cover your parts of a programme with students, it is all too easy to fill all the available hours with planned teaching. It is important to accommodate students’ need for time to reflect on what they are learning, and to take stock of how their […]

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The same number of hours in each day is given to everyone, but time-management skills are widely underdeveloped. If we can manage our time well, we can manage just about everything else. The ten suggestions that follow can help students increase their mastery over time: Help students to see what’s in it for them to […]

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The more students know about the processes by which they learn best, the more they can harness those processes to their advantage. It is useful to build in some study-skills discussion right at the beginning of your programme, alongside the first bits of learning. Students will then see that you’re interested in helping them find […]

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Before the start of a programme of module, there may be a vacation or other slack time when students could, if they wished, do much to pave their way towards success. To be able to do so, they need to know what might be useful things for them to do to prepare for your programme. […]

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