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Subject: Self-Assessment: Independent Learning Situation Audit Introduction
This audit, which will help you assess your situation as a independent learner, was developed by mentor Christopher Rounds. It is used in his course, Independent Learning Strategies.
This audit is intended to help you think through the implications of your decision to return to college as an independent learner. It should get you thinking about some of the challenges you will face in becoming an independent learner, and it will suggest some ways in which you can respond to those challenges. It may also prompt you to discuss your decision to return to college with other important people in your life. By discussing this audit with your mentor, you will also help that person get to know you better which, in turn, will enable him/her to respond to you more effectively.
In addition to the audit, there are Observations on Independent Learning Strategies
, which you are encouraged to read before completing the related portion of the Audit.
This Audit can be used in many different ways. Talk with your mentor about using it and about the outcomes.
The Audit consists of the following parts:
1. Finding/Creating the Time to Learn
2. Finding/Creating a Place to Learn
3. Creating a Supportive Learning Network
4. Defining & Expanding Access to Learning Resources
5. Independent Learning Skills