February 2015


Blind date with a book!

When Valentine’s Day comes around some people are thinking about flowers or chocolates while others are rolling their eyes. How about ditching the chocolate and putting your eyes to good use by … reading a book! I’m sure you’ve heard of the saying ‘You can’t judge a book…

Make resolutions you can stick to

So it’s a brand new year, all shiny and full of hope and good intentions. Setting New Year’s goals is a tradition supported by academic research on independent learning (see Harvey & Chickie-Wolfe, 2007, Ch.1). Setting goals and maintaining goal-directed behaviour can improve study effectiveness (Harvey & Chickie-Wolfe, 2007).…