Your local library is a wealth of knowledge for any subject; you should never underestimate how useful they can be to get the most out of your course. As a distance learner, your self-direction and natural curiosity for knowledge are your greatest strengths, and they are ideally suited for a library environment. Here’s our list
Valid Arguments To be valid, an argument should be based on evidence. For example, we might say: “Tigers can produce milk…” Or “Wildlife brings tourism…“ However, these are not valid arguments unless we give some evidence, or cite a source: “… Since tigers are mammals and all female mammals can lactate for their young. Therefore,
Invalid vs Incorrect There’s a common myth that arguments which are valid always have a correct conclusion. The best Critical Thinking students know better. Invalid arguments can be correct, and valid arguments can be incorrect. Here are some examples: Invalid argument with correct conclusion IF: All cats have fur, IF: Pingu is a cat, THEN:
You have spent lots of time researching, working hard to produce a top quality assignment that will be appreciated by your tutor. You have timed it well; your favourite TV programme is about to start, you have some tasty food waiting for you. It’s now time to submit that assignment and wait for a response.
Right now, learning has a bad rep. This is in part due to a few myths about learning (that it’s too hard, or only for young people, or too expensive), but it’s also partially because people no longer think of learning as powerful. This hasn’t always been the case. King Solomon, known to Judaism, Christianity
One of the very first and most frustrating things that I learnt as a tutor was how little difference there is between the best assignments and those that only scrape a pass. Often the difference is as simple as one assignment using world class sources and another one just getting by with a few webpages.
A straw man argument is a sneaky sort of argument which is intentionally weak. The straw man argument is named after the human-shaped, straw-stuffed punching bags which people used to use to practice fighting against. The idea was that soldiers who practiced fighting against a straw man would have more confidence fighting real soldiers when
For any of our students, RHS or otherwise, exams are part of your course. If you have a review coming up, be wary of the following: Tension Headaches or stomach pains Irritability Change in appetite These can be signs of exam stress and can ruin your mojo for that big day. If you are experiencing
Now that we're back in the swing of our daily lives, you may have been thinking about really knuckling down to some serious study. And if you're like us, you need a few snacks along the way to help you avoid a hangry rampage because you became so engrossed in your lessons that you forgot
There are a few days left of Christmas shopping and we thought we'd put together a list of great stocking fillers for different types of students! Maybe you'd like to drop a few hints to your family or friends. A Stocking for a Horticulture Student Grow It Bonsai Tree Kit Bonsai is an art form
While we are all looking forward to the break that the holiday season gives us, if you have a study goal to meet before 2018 ends, then you might need a helping hand achieving those goals. Don't fear, ADL is here to help you! Make a Schedule Planning your study has two benefits. It helps
Here at ADL we aim to make education as accessible to our students as possible. With this in mind, we have tried to make our courses accessible on as many devices as we can. Provided your device has a browser, you should be able to access your course anywhere. And some devices allow you to
We have all been there. A project that is started with great enthusiasm drops down the priority as life’s demands get in the way. Whether something happens that invades your routine, or whether you just drift into a lazier lifestyle, it can be difficult to get going again once you think you have failed in
Do you have a challenge ahead – perhaps a presentation at work, a speech or an interview? Do you fear that, although you have appropriate skills, and you have completed your preparation, your lack of confidence on the day may just jeopardise your performance? Enter the Circle of Excellence, a technique, used in Neuro-Linguistic
If you are currently studying a horticulture course with us, we’ve compiled a list of sites we think are a great help. In no particular order of preference: The RHS The RHS website is so full of information, you can spend countless hours on this site browsing plant advice, gardening advice and even purchasing seeds for
With more of our writing being digitised, the fountain pen is often thought of as a redundant instrument from a bygone era. But for me, when taking notes or writing appointments into my diary, I have found that the unparalleled smoothness provided by a fountain pen translates into a clarity of ideas. Because of their
Thinking of Changing Career or Getting that Promotion? There are many reasons you may need to change careers over your working life. Perhaps you would like a change of scenery or have been made redundant. I recently spoke to one of our students, Annabella, who was in the latter position at the beginning of 2020—having
SOURCING INGREDIENTS The health food industry is big business. It’s growing steadily each year and is strengthened by progression in sustainability and agribusiness. Different diet types are dependent on different ingredients, their availability and costs. Gluten-free diets, for example, will lean more on rice, legumes, starchy vegetables, and non-wheat grains for carbohydrates, while vegetarian and
That’s because it’s a superfood! ACHIEVE BUSINESS GOALS IN HEALTH FOOD PRODUCTION OR MANUFACTURING. This course is for anyone working in medium to large commercial food manufacturing, product design and development, farmer’s markets or small home-based business, specialised kitchens or eateries, hospitality staff, marketing in health foods and retail, or healthy eating and lifestyle influencers.
Master the Clock with our Time Management Course! LEARN TO MANAGE YOUR TIME MORE EFFECTIVELY. The time management course will help you increase your productivity and efficiency by adapting tried and tested time management practices, tips and theories for you to make the most of your day. This course is an essential Professional Development course
Logistics refers to the coordination and processes involved in moving resources from one place to another. The resources can include materials, people, equipment, and inventory. There is often a mix of resources being moved and how management is involved. Depending on the size of the business, and the scope of the product or service offering,