List of Figures
1. University, here I come!
OK! How can I do well and also enjoy myself?
Why do I want to go to university anyway?
What’s in it for me?
Time to join the grown-
Freedom means choices!
Deciding the essentials: housing, transport, food
Everyone should make the most of Fresher Week
Don’t waste your first-
2. Now I’m here, what am I supposed to do?
Why am I here? Many philosophers have asked this
There’ll be some changes made
And you think that you’ve got problems?
Adjusting – the change of life
Whether you’re young or old strengthen
3. Learning well now means earning more later
How do I start?
Getting to grips with the set textbook
I tell you, there’s something out there: or how to
find what you need to know
Extracting information from journals
Bet you can improve your reading!
A study buddy or study group is the magic secret!
Tips to make your learning easier
4. Teaching, hear me talking to ya!
Lectures – the course starts here
Tutorials and seminars: a great learning experience
No sweat in the workshops and labs
5. Information, information: how to organise and use it
Where the heck is it -
Where the heck is it -
I’ve really got to start that assignment
I’ve got lots of information – now what?
Deciding what you think: suddenly it gets tricky!
Avoiding plagiarism: do you copy, good buddy?
6. Orals are worth more than the paper they’re written on
Doing a dry run
Coping with nerves – it’s cool to hang loose
Showtime! Delivering that paperLearning to speak body language
7. Write on baby! Way to go!
Essay tips – a list of things to avoid
Essay tips – watch for these when writing essays
Tried the above and I still have problems writing
You too can be stylish
A late assignment is an unhappy assignment
If the worst happens and you fail an assignment
8. They’re going to examine me, but I feel fine
Getting ready for the exam
I hate exams but I’ve got to do them
Putting you to the test: other exam formats
Cheating may look enticing but is a poor idea
9. Developing team skills – the passport to a better job
We’re off! Starting the project
Stage one: brainstorming the project
Stage two: working in small groups
Stage three: putting it together and assembling the overall group report
Stage four: examining the draft report
So what could go wrong with group projects?
Life, the universe and everything: developing more skills
that will stand you in good stead
Dealing with essentials: the buck starts here
Let the talking begin
Yes, they’re all looking at you!
Visual aids – always give them something to look at
That important question time in role-
11. End of part one: the homecoming
The end of your first term
Towards the end of your first-
Appendix A. Some useful Internet URLs
Appendix B. There are many good free computer programs
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Going to University: the Secrets of Success