Applied Study Skills (2009-10): Self- Reflective Essay
. In this essay, I aim to discuss what methods of learning I have felt particularly successful during my first year of University and which areas need to be looked and improved in preparation for next year. I will also evaluate my how will I manage my time and devise ways in which to use it more effectively and efficiently. Throughout my first year of University, I have needed to adapt my learning style, as virtually all my learning is now done outside of lectures and seminars in the form of reading and self study. At first I struggled slightly with this but as the year has progressed I feel much more confident and at ease with this process. I found that the keeping of a reading diary really helped me keep on Is this Essay helpful? Join OPPapers to read more and access more than 350,000 just like it!
get better grades track with which academic texts I should be focusing on. I found I didn’t delegate enough time for academic reading, as my diary was weighted more heavily with non-academic reading. I often just concentrated on reading my primary core textbooks from my reading list, as opposed to looking at secondary texts and recommended further reading. Having recognised this, I plan to make a conscious effort to read around my subject areas more. I will also approach subjects in a more accessible way through the use of journals and articles, as I personally find the information more accessible in this medium. From my diary I was also able to see that I do the majority of my reading either on a weekend or of an evening before dinner. I often find that at these times my absorption of information is at its peak. .Read Full Essay Already a Member? Login Now »
This essay and over 350,000 other essays are available now on OPPapers.com. Submitted by: kbradford
Date Submitted: 08/10/2010 03:49 AM
Length: 2 pages (285 words)