Learning is a natural human activity which all of us do all our lives. We never stop. As kids we learn to walk, talk, understand where we are, and what everything around us is for: as adults we learn many new skills (working, using the launderette, driving, etc.). Learning is not something you only do in education (least of all at school). The only difference between normal everyday learning and being educated or trained is that in the second case, you do it self-consciously, on purpose. But learning is itself a set of techniques you can learn to be better at by doing study skills courses or reading books about it. Here is a list of some of the books about it, they may help you once you’ve decided to take the plunge. But we feel they sometimes make it seem even harder than it is, so we’ve put in some thoughts of our own which might help you study other books on studying. And we’ve included a short section on skill learning (learning practical things, or manual jobs) which no ‘study books’ ever seem to mention.
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