Tuesday, November 22, 2005

New book - How to be a Student

It's one of those things that no-one ever actually teaches you, you just work it out as you go along. Unless you get your hands on How to be a Student by Sarah Moore.

I particularly liked these chapter headings.

  • Regular 'study snacks' are better than occasional 'study binges'
  • Understanding boredom
  • Sleeping enough (but not too much)
  • Remembering that lecturers and tutors are human too
  • Recognizing that information is not knowledge
  • Remembering that people thought Einstein was a slow learner
  • Getting to know your librarians and lurking in the library
  • Using all of your brain
  • Having some time every day when you're doing nothing at all
  • Reading
  • Writing a little bit every day
  • Using images and diagrams when you're taking notes
  • Believing in yourself

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This sounds good - I wish I had read it last year when I was a student again!