Is a feature of most courses at this level Typically this means managing your

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Is a feature of most courses at this level. Typically, this means managing your own study in between taught sessions. For distance learning courses, all study may be by direct independent study. 22 MPU1222 Study Skills
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Guiding yourself At earlier stage of study, teaching staff often provide much guidance on which pages to read, how to interpret reading material and assignment titles, the information to include in assignments, and how to structure your answers. As you become more experienced, you gain increasing amounts of responsibility. This self-direction generally culminates in a dissertation, research project or extended essay. 23 MPU1222 Study Skills
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Varies by programme There is less independent study on courses that schedule many hours in labs or work-related activity. There is more independent study in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and creative subjects which require reading, writing, and practice that do not require a tutor present. 24 MPU1222 Study Skills
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Greater freedom Independent study can feel lacking in structure but is also liberating. To take full advantage of this, it helps to understand well how you study most effectively. 25 MPU1222 Study Skills
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Time Management Managing your own study time can be challenging at first, especially as excuses at first, especially as excuses for missed deadlines are rarely accepted. Good time management skills are essential. 26 MPU1222 Study Skills
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Keeping going For independent study, it is important to stay focused and maintain your motivation. Motivation levels can wane over time so it is good to give this some advance thought and to enlist the support of others. 27 MPU1222 Study Skills
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Making wise choices It is up to you to make smart choices for study options and extra-curricular activities. These have an impact on the coherence of your study and potentially, on your future career. That can feel rather daunting. However, it can also feel empowering to make such decisions. Guidance will be available, but it is up to you to find out what is an offer. 28 MPU1222 Study Skills
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Technology enhanced study 29
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Universities and colleges now routinely incorporate digital technologies into the teaching and learning process. 30 TECHNOLOGY Virtual Learning Environment Webcam and Video Conferencin g M-Learning MPU1222 Study Skills
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Resilience as a student 31
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What is resilience? Resilience is the quality of being able to withstand times of difficulty or change in such ways that you can either cope reasonably at the time or bounce back afterwards. It isn’t that you never fell stressed, disappointed or out of your depth: it is about developing sufficient inner resources to get through and to keep going. There will be times as a student when resilience will be of real benefit. 32 MPU1222 Study Skills
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How resilience contribute to success It helps you manage when things get tough It gives you the experience or recovering from setbacks and of coping. It builds your confidence that you can cope, even if everything seems to be going wrong.
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