A Student Guide to Exam and Career Success
This book is about helping individual learners to figure out how they learn best. It has a strong focus on the second-level student. Further, in the testing of the material, it was found to be helpful to third-level and further education students, especially adult learners. The chapters are written in an interactive way to enable students to participate in and take control of their own learning. By so doing, they grow towards becoming independent, self-directed learners. This book will be a useful resource for teachers too – it is constructed on the premise that students learn differently and need to work to their learning strengths.
I have used Dr. Fidelma Healy’s ‘Switching on for Learning’ with 5th and 6th Year students as a basis for dealing with study skills and exam preparation in class groups. The book is very comprehensive and provides enough material for the guidance counsellor or teacher to dip in and chose appropriate strategies for different groups of students, depending on what they need. There is enough in this book for a full term’s worth of study skills classes and no need to prepare PowerPoints or use the computer room. I can recommend it highly.
– Dr. Liam Harkin, Guidance Counsellor, Carndonagh Community School, Co. Donegal