By Sieglinde McGee

Key study and examine abilities in Psychology presents scholars with a variety of study and research talents essential to attaining a winning category on a psychology levels path. Its goal is to exchange the strain and worry skilled whilst encountering essays, stories, facts and tests with a feeling of self belief, enthuasiasm or even fun.Sieglinde McGee offers integral guide, suggestion and pointers on observe making and notice taking, comparing educational literature, writing serious essays, getting ready for and doing essay and MCQ tests, figuring out study equipment and matters linked to engaging in learn, writing and offering studies and examine and likewise a few very important computing device talents. this can be a significant source for college kids taking modules in learn and study abilities in Psychology and a necessary consultant for all different scholars learning in psychology courses.

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Your notes will probably be in a clear format that you can follow easily, they are likely to be well-structured and well-organised, thereby making it easy to find the information that you are looking for at a later date. Good notes will also enable you to identify, further on in the year, those extra points of KEY RESEARCH AND STUDY SKILLS IN PSYCHOLOGY 24 02 McGee 3992-CH-02:McGee 3992 - CH - 02 18/01/2010 5:17 PM Page 25 material that you could include on a topic in order to develop your knowledge and perform better in the exams.

Many of the slides will contain just brief bullet points, some of which are just a single word or term; they are very brief notes. However, unless you know the context into which they can be placed, what the different terms mean, and have enough information so you could talk briefly about each one if asked to do so, then just the lecturer’s bullet points will not be sufficient to work from as your only lecture notes. If you were not at the lecture you will miss this and as everyone has their own way of making notes and often their own shorthand style of writing at speed (abbreviate words, don’t write them in full), 25 NOTE MAKING AND STUDY TIPS 02 McGee 3992-CH-02:McGee 3992 - CH - 02 18/01/2010 5:17 PM Page 26 you should not rely on using a classmate’s notes.

However, from personal experience of distance education, both as the tutor and as a student, I can offer the following advice, on top of all the rest that is provided throughout the book. Acquiring reading materials Don’t worry if there is no library in your area as quite likely it will not have most of the psychology books that you need anyway. uk or similar websites. You may be able to find some of them via eBay or in secondhand bookshops in the nearest university town, or you might find that students who have already completed the modules you are taking are willing to sell you their books.

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