Approaches to Studying in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

Richardson, John T. E. (1998). Approaches to Studying in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students. Studies in Higher Education, 23(2) pp. 217–220.



Previous work has suggested that students taking postgraduate taught courses may adopt a reproducing orientation to studying because of a heavy curriculum and the pressure of examinations. The present study found no basis for this notion in a comparison of undergraduate and postgraduate students over a range of course units. It is concluded that postgraduate students are as capable as undergraduate students of adopting appropriate orientations in their studying.

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