Am I ready to be a distance learner?
Am I ready to be a distance learner?

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Am I ready to be a distance learner?

6 Self-assessment activity

Throughout this short course you have engaged in a range of self-assessment activities to check your readiness to study as a distance learner.

We hope this course has boosted your confidence while helping you to explore useful skills, discover how ready you are to study, and how to develop your study skills.

If you like the idea of becoming a distance learner engaging in formal study, speak to an educational advisor. Students have told us that the level you start at and how well prepared you are for study makes a big difference to your study success.

We have one final activity to prepare you for further study.

Activity 7

Timing: Duration 30 mins

Open this Self-assessment worksheet [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] . Complete it, save it and print it. Why not pin it up in your study space, so it is to hand during your studies? You might want to use it to revisit the resources that have been signposted for you.

It might also be helpful as you progress with your studies to update the sheet regularly to track your developing study confidence.

Now you’ve come to the end of the course, we would appreciate a few minutes of your time to complete this short end-of-course survey 

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