Studying at a Distance: A guide for students by Christine J TalbotStudying at a Distance: A guide for students by Christine J Talbot

Studying at a Distance: A guide for students

byChristine J Talbot

Paperback | August 1, 2010

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"I have not been in education for a while and have decided to start an online course. I highly recommend this book, it is informative, easy to read and has given me many helpful hints and tips on studying away form a campus."
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"This book is invaluable for the first time, or even the long term, distance learner. Areas covered include motivation for studying, the learning process, note taking, tips on e-learning, in fact everything up to, and including, preparing for exams. Excellent for dipping into when you hit an obstacle to your studies. Highly recommended. "
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This essential guide provides practical help and support for those who have not previously studied at a distance and is ideal for students returning to study after a break. It covers fundamental issues such as motivation, goal setting, time management and coping strategies.

Additional coverage in the third edition includes:

  • Specific information on the use of new technologies in distance learning
  • Detailed coverage of referencing, citation and plagiarism
  • Description of using mind maps and other techniques for planning and writing essays or reports
  • Support for disabled students, particularly those with dyslexia
  • An expanded further resources sectionHallmark features of this book are the comments and advice offered by distance learning students and tutors. It also includes a comprehensive exploration of developments in e-learning as well as self-study activities that highlight the element of active learning that is crucial to successful studying at a distance.

    Studying at a Distance is a key resource for undergraduates and postgraduates in all open and distance learning or e-learning courses.

Christine Talbot is a freelance writer and editor. Formerly, she was Learning Development Officer at the University of Leeds.
Title:Studying at a Distance: A guide for studentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 3.54 × 2.36 × 0.2 inPublished:August 1, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335238068

ISBN - 13:9780335238064

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Table of Contents


On being a distance learner

Know yourself as a learner

Practicalities of studying

Getting support


Resources for studying

Reading and note-making

Essays and written examinations

Other forms of learning and assessment

Doing a research project