There is an increasing trend in Universities and Colleges towards independent learning, so moving towards independence in studying as quickly as possible is a major key to success. This practical book and the accompanying online course are aimed at helping you improve your skills, develop a personal development portfolio and become a more independent learner, empowering you to study more effectively and efficiently. * Straightforward language and a pragmatic approach. * An ideal package for pre-university students, those just starting university and for those studying in the UKfor the first time. * A 'how to do it' book and a 'practice as you go' online course based on years of knowledge, experience and practice which will enable you to achieve success in your studies.