Being an OU student
Being an OU student

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Being an OU student

Session 5: How can I be a successful student?

Introduction

In this session you’ll start thinking about how you’ll get the most out of the OU, including how you’ll manage your time. You’ll also hear advice from other students about what has been successful for them, and find out about study journals.

By the end of this session, you’ll be able to:

  • understand the purpose of a study journal
  • understand the benefits and challenges of distance learning
  • think about things you can do to learn effectively
  • start to plan your time
  • know what to do if you fall behind.
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