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Year 1 exams 21st-25th June 2021
Milla Jeffryes, a first year student, shares her experience in completing the Study Techniques Course.
The course is designed by educational psychologists and university lecturers to aid students in improving their study skills. The course is 4 weeks in duration if you spread it out as they recommend and you have access to the course for one month.
This course was so informative and beneficial to my study habits and I am really grateful Varndean has access to the FutureLearn platform where these courses can be studied. There are many other courses on the FutureLearn platform too so you can take courses on things you have an interest in.
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The course has helped me identify and understand the common pitfalls of the studying process. The course’s structure is in three components: preview, study and revise. The preview topic educates students on how to prepare for their study session with tips such as having a good desk chair, good lighting and all the required study materials. The preview topic also helps with time management and procrastination. It also offers access to a really useful Guardian article about the psychology of procrastination which identifies the biggest time wasters and how to overcome them. The preview topic also helps monitor our use of time as students and how to see what works well for different people, as the studying process varies between individuals. And it also shows students how to ‘preview’ material before actually studying it which really helps with remembering the material.
The second topic, study, includes how to make a good summary from the study material. It includes tips such as reading the material first and then going back over it to write, to help absorb the information and cut down on how much writing you have to do which also helps with time management. The study component also gives great advice on how to structure your notes taken from study materials in visually appealing form such as flow charts, bullet-points and table formats. In the last component, revise, the course provides excellent tips on how to effectively revise and remember material previously studied. It includes tips such as spending the correct amount of time on your studies and how to make short and long term revision plans that are realistic, effective and motivating. There are also loads of helpful tips on how to manage exam and assessment related stress from university students who have been through a levels and university assessments. Those students also give really good advice on how to stay motivated which was really useful and helpful as the previous lockdowns have no doubt had an effect on everyone’s motivation.
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