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    I'll be starting my course at uni next week, and during Fresher's they emphasised the importance of learning actively.
    During A levels I don't think I did that very well at all, and I'm aware that past papers aren't a thing at university.
    So what I want to know is, what active learning techniques have you found most useful/would recommend?
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    I ve always found flash cards to be quite effective for me.
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    (Original post by pineneedles)
    I'll be starting my course at uni next week, and during Fresher's they emphasised the importance of learning actively.
    During A levels I don't think I did that very well at all, and I'm aware that past papers aren't a thing at university.
    So what I want to know is, what active learning techniques have you found most useful/would recommend?
    They are just encouraging you to be more "self-directed" with your learning than you may have been before.

    This can be about pro-activity:

    - It's likely you have a suggested reading or study list for your course. Not everyone will read everything - it will be up to you to pick and choose from what they recommend.
    - Doing research on other texts and reading that will support your coursework

    Or it can be about methods:
    - Watching videos
    - Discussing the learning with the other students on your course
    - Flashcards (as above)
 
 
 
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