Organising Your Learning
 
It would be easy to assume that successful study begins by focusing on skills required to read effectively, critically engage with ideas and craft assignments.  If you stepped back for a moment you would see that the foundations of successful study revolve around a different set of skills which are concerned with the ability to organise and manage your learning. These self-management techniques are vital for both university, placement and beyond.
 
This section offers you a taster of these skills.  Building on ideas explored in the book it provides you with a chance to revisit goal-setting, hone your skills in time-management, look at additional techniques to cope with stress and find ways of making the most of the support mechanisms available on placement and in practice. 
 
Although it may be tempting to leap straight into the next section covering core academic skills, time spent here will be well-invested and ensure that you build solid foundations for study and practice.