"I have not been in education for a while and have decided to start an online course. I highly recommend this book, it is informative, easy to read and has given me many helpful hints and tips on studying away form a campus." ***** Review on Amazon.co.uk "This book is invaluable for the first time, or even the long term, distance learner. Areas covered include motivation for studying, the learning process, note taking, tips on e-learning, in fact everything up to, and including, preparing for exams. Excellent for dipping into when you hit an obstacle to your studies. Highly recommended. " ***** Review on Amazon.co.uk This essential guide provides practical help and support for those who have not previously studied at a distance and is ideal for students returning to study after a break. It covers fundamental issues such as motivation, goal setting, time management and coping strategies. Additional coverage in the third edition includes: Specific information on the use of new technologies in distance learning Detailed coverage of referencing, citation and plagiarism Description of using mind maps and other techniques for planning and writing essays or reports Support for disabled students, particularly those with dyslexia An expanded further resources sectionHallmark features of this book are the comments and advice offered by distance learning students and tutors. It also includes a comprehensive exploration of developments in e-learning as well as self-study activities that highlight the element of active learning that is crucial to successful studying at a distance. Studying at a Distance is a key resource for undergraduates and postgraduates in all open and distance learning or e-learning courses.