Using a computer for study
Using a computer for study

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Using a computer for study

2.3 Learning more

Consider your main use for the PC, and check that you have the skills or knowledge you need. Although some students use spreadsheets and databases, the key skills for most students are:

  • word processing study notes and assignments;

  • searching for information on the web;

  • using conferencing and email.

If you feel you need to know more about using your computer there are a number of options open to you.

  • Try your local adult education classes or further education college for a short refresher course.

  • See the Learn Direct website (accessed 7 November 2006). Learn Direct offers online courses, and gives information about courses at over 2000 centres across the UK.

  • See theOpen University website (accessed 7 November 2006), for details of short courses on computing.

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