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sssgeni
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So I've been told multiple times from all subjects that at A-level in addition to classwork and homework we need to do 'wider reading' and 'self-directed study'. My question is... what is that? I don't really know what else to do apart from the classwork, homework and going over my class notes and reading the relevant textbook pages. I get the impression that they're asking for more than this. Any ideas?
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Maybe they mean looking more into some topics by yourself - searching the internet & library...even if it's not given as homework.
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Get Background Information To The Topics You Are Looking At, Dont just rely on the specification and the textbook... READ AROUND IT! ie if ur doing disease; Research Pandemics, Endemics, Case studies etc to get a better general knowledge of the topic. The better educated you are on your topic the better you will do on your exam whether it is 100% parallel to the spec or not! [obviously this doesnt work with all subjects ie maths lol]
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(Original post by sssgeni)
So I've been told multiple times from all subjects that at A-level in addition to classwork and homework we need to do 'wider reading' and 'self-directed study'. My question is... what is that? I don't really know what else to do apart from the classwork, homework and going over my class notes and reading the relevant textbook pages. I get the impression that they're asking for more than this. Any ideas?
Hi ssgeni,

"wider reading" and "self directed study" concerns you using your initiative to read around the subject. This regards you searching online or in a library for articles on a topic that you have studied. This is your "wider reading" into the area to develop your understanding into it. "wider reading" can also be considered to reading "around the subject" and getting ahead. It's basically more reading on whatever you're studying or intending to study (a topic in a subject).

Enjoy your reading!
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