Distance Learning and Mature Students

Distance Learning and Mature Students

by Kate Scott
Publication Date: 23/07/2019

Prepare for your studies. Know what to expect. Make the most of your experience.

It is exciting to embark on a new path that will stretch your intellect, open up new career opportunities and enhance your personal development.

But it can also be worrying to return to a life of study, where reading, research, note-taking and essay-writing are all required.

Much of this anxiety is caused by simply not knowing what lies ahead, and for the mature student, worrying that they haven't got the agile brainpower or discipline to stay the course and achieve that diploma or degree.

This is where this book will help you.

Written by a former Open University student who felt exactly as you do now, this guide will prepare you for becoming a student once again, or help you continue your studies.

In Distance Learning and Mature Students: A Guide to Studying with The Open University, you will discover how to:

  • select suitable texts for coursework research

  • take efficient and effective notes

  • write essays that fulfil requirements and get good grades

  • reference essays correctly

  • prepare for exams

Allay your fears about enrolling with The Open University with this book that will tell you all you need to know.

Don't let anxiety hold you back from getting the qualifications you need to embark on a new career, take the next step on your current one or put a block on your personal development and not learn about the subjects that interest you. Get Distance Learning and Mature Students: A Guide to Studying with The Open University today and become a happy student, not a worried one.

And if you want more detailed help on essay writing, see my other book How To Write Essays: A Guide for Mature Students Who Have Forgotten How

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Kate Scott

Kate Scott was born in London of American parents. She has lived in Hong Kong, Paris, Scotland and two tiny villages in France, but now lives in Dorset with her husband and two children. Kate's poems have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and her short fiction on Radio 4 Extra.

Her first published children's novel was Boy in Tights which developed into the three-book series, Spies in Disguise. Kate leads poetry workshops for children in conjunction with Tor Theatre and runs creative writing sessions with bookshops and schools across the UK.

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