Study methods-go your own way

Oh wow, it has been three and a half weeks since my last post. I am right in the middle of doing the reading for my dissertation and my desk looks a bit burdened. There are papers, book chapters and notebooks piling up and to everyone who sees it it looks like pure chaos. To me, on the other hand, where the materials are lying makes complete sense. I am sure some of you experienced a similar situation throughout your studies. What was important to me then was to accept contructive criticism “It might work better if you use …”and delete destructive criticism like “The way you work, your project/essay will never be done” from my thoughts.

Especially when you start your studies, regardless which subject, you need to try out different working and study methods in order to find the one that fits you best. That does sometimes entail re-organising your desk, trying out different places for studying/writing as well as exchanging your learning experience with other students and hear how they do it. There are many books on the market on this subject if you need inspiration. It all can be quite confusing, but work your way through it, find out which learning method suits you best – it often includes a bit of trial and error and that’s the way it should be, don’t you think? 🙂

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Elena has now graduated from the University of Leicester. Hello everyone, I'm a 2nd year Forensic Science student from Germany who also has a passion for Criminology. When I want to relax, I enjoy cooking with my friends, reading as well as archery.I look forward to share my experiences as a distance learner and discuss current events with you.

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2 responses to “Study methods-go your own way”

  1. Sarah Edwards

    As a medical student I can realte to everything you’re saying. My work area is a mess of different text books – all things I need to learn for the exams. Trying to find a way to organise your studies is important. Out of interest has anyone been using any online study tools eg., or ?

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