Trying to Study by distance demands new skills and abilities, ones that few of us were taught at School. This module is specifically designed to help you improve those skills and so gain more from the other modules. Amongst other things, it will teach you how to read textbooks more effectively, how to write better essays and how to maintain your enthusiasm for study. It also addresses the difficult issue of coping with challenges to our faith and belief that might arise from studying academic theology.
The core of this module is the book The Distance Learner, written and produced by St. John’s College, Nottingham; We are grateful to them for permission to use their material in this way. There is a single assessment, involving the analysis of a Grove Booklet.