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Guidelines for preparing the

assignment:
Learning Skills for Open and Distance
Learners (OUMH 1103)
JAN 2016

Teaching students how to study is as


important as teaching the subject matter of a
course. Study skills help students achieve their
goals, not only while in school/college or
university, but also in their daily lives.
Do you agree or disagree with the statement?
In a 300-350 word essay, describe relevant
reasons to support your stand.

You can follow this 4-paragraph structure:


Introduction - introduce topic and give your clear
answer to the task question (I fully agree
or disagree with the claim)
CONTENT
Main Reason #1 why you agree or disagree give
examples and supporting details
Main Reason #2 why you agree or disagree give
examples and supporting details
Main Reason #3 why you agree or disagree give
examples and supporting details
Main Reason #4 why you agree or disagree give
examples and supporting details

Conclusion restate your opinion (this is a very short


paragraph probably 3 to 4 sentences)

ACTIVITY 2 (30%)
Irrespective of your aim of furthering your studies, whether for pleasure,
career advancement, gaining a qualification or acquiring knowledge and
skills, a study skills course offers good opportunity for self-advancement.
Reviewing and developing your study skills will not only boost your
confidence and help you succeed, but will also enable you to work more
effectively in the time available to you for study.
Elaborate how time management skills that you have learned assist your
planning in your studies.
In a 300-350 word essay, describe your answers with relevant examples.

You can follow this 4-paragraph structure:


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Introduction - introduce topic and give your clear definition about : time
management? Importance of time management-explain

CONTENT
- the benefits of time management? # give examples and supporting details
- how to manage our time? # give examples and supporting details
* planning
* organise > prioritizing > listing
- what are the tips for managing time? # give examples and supporting details
* be prepared
* using diaries
* do smaller tasks first
* any relevant tips?
- elaborate any other supporting details

Conclusion Summarize the essay

ACTIVITY 3 (30%)
Read an essay on Memorization (refer to Attachment 1 of the
assignment question). Based on the essay, prepare:
(a)an annotation; and
(b)a mind map (can be done in handwriting or computer typing)
of the essay that you have read.
*Note: For this activity you are required to scan your annotation
note and mind map (written) and submit it via online submission

Sample of Annotation

Sample of Mind map

ACTIVITY 4 (10%)

Thank you