For various reasons you may not have studied in quite some time. But now life is changing and you've made the decision to undertake further study. Great! But in returning to learning, you may be experiencing the following:
|If this is you, then this guide is intended to help you locate and use the resources available to you in order to make your 'return to learning' less daunting, less frustrating, more enjoyable and more satisfying.|
Grellier and Goerke (2006) provide the following tips for mature-age students:
Learning new things is fun, but often hard. Here are some more tips to avoid frustration, despair, quitting:
And a tip from TAFENSW librarians!
Browse the shelves at these dewey numbers
|Learning styles & thinking skills||153 - 153.152|
|Memory & Concentration skills||153.12-153.14|
|Internet researching skills||371.334467|
eBooks are available to TAFEstudents. Use your DET username and password to access them. Use CHROME browser to view.
Read&Write software is available to all TAFENSW students to download and install on home laptops, PCs, Macs, and Tablets to assist with your studies.
Staff: can install Read&Write software on their desktops and laptops using the Software Centre Applications Catalogue.
Student: follow the instructions below
Find books and DVDs on the TAFE catalogue. You can search for books at your own Library, or across the entire NSW TAFE collection.
Here is a sample of books and DVDs from the Libraries of the Hunter Institute:
|The Digital Skills Toolkit on iTAFE provides free and easy to use tutorials to assist learners with their current studies - explore the following topics:||
Click on the ‘Digital Toolkit’ located in the top menu of the iTAFE site.
Please see Library staff if you need assistance.
TAFE Library Services are happy to assist you in person, on the phone or via email.
Our webpage has links to:
TAFE NSW students can use any TAFE NSW Library.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
TAFE NSW students can access free online tutoring through Studiosity (previously YourTutor).
This service connects with a real-life tutor through online chat.
The service is FREE for TAFE students.
Students can also upload a written draft of their assignment to Studiosity Writing Feedback, and receive feedback within 24 hours.