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Independent Study and Research

Studying at A level should be challenging but rewarding and satisfying. Some reward and satisfaction will come simply by engaging actively in lessons, completing homework set and being fully prepared for your next lesson. However deeper rewards and satisfaction come through your own independent studying, research and investigation all of which will enhance understanding and build your confidence creating a virtuous circle.

Some students will already have secure independent study skills to build on, whereas others will find it important to establish these broader skills to make their transition to A-level study more enjoyable. There is a plethora of resources to facilitate this progress but here are three links to support materials offered by universities with which we have had contact over the past academic year. Give them a little of your time and see what specific practical things you might do to make your study time more effective and enjoyable!

Independent Study Useful Links:

 University of Birmingham  http://www.skills4studycampus.com/institution/Birmingham.html

University of Leicester

Study Guides

http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ssds/accessability/study-skills/study-guides
    

Study skills and training

http://www.ox.ac.uk/students/academic/guidance/skills
     
     

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