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Managing Part-time Study: A Guide for Undergraduates and Postgraduates

by Caroline Gatrell

Managing Part-time Study: A Guide for Undergraduates and Postgraduates Synopsis

Considering part-time study? If so, then this is the book for you!Managing Part-time Study is perfect for the increasing number of students who are considering, or taking, academic courses part-time, whether at postgraduate or undergraduate level. It offers the kind of advice and encouragement that part-time students find difficult to source elsewhere, by recognizing that many of the challenges confronting them are unique to their situation. For example, problems can include the stress of combining study with family or work commitments, alongside pressures caused by studying over a prolonged period. In response to these issues, the book offers part-time students strategies to: Manage their own learningSustain their motivation and keep goingPrioritize the competing demands on their timeAnticipate the challenges which they will encounter Managing Part-time Study provides the most appropriate solutions to frequently encountered situations and offers advice and 'real life' experiences from other part-time students. The book draws upon up-to-date research and also upon Caroline Gatrell's own experience both of teaching part-time students, and of being a part-time student herself.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780335219407
Publication date: 1st October 2006
Author: Caroline Gatrell
Publisher: Open University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 176 pages
Categories: Higher & further education, tertiary education,

About Caroline Gatrell

Caroline Gatrell is Director of the Research Training Programme at Lancaster University Management School and an experienced teacher and supervisor of part-time students. Caroline gained her MBA part-time in 1998 and also went on to study part-time for her PhD, which she gained in 2002. As well as her interest in part-time study, Caroline has written on the motherhood and employment: Hard Labour was published by Open University Press in 2005.

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