Chapter 1 Success as a student.pptx - Chapter 1 Success as a student Learning outcomes This chapter offers you opportunities to Identify what is

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Chapter 1 Success as a student
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Learning outcomes: This chapter offers you opportunities to: Identify what is expected from you as a student. Appreciate how Higher Education differs from previous levels of education. Understand the teaching methods used at this level, and the pivotal role of independent study. Clarify what success at this level would look like for you. Consider how to make best use of the experience. Explore your anxieties and identify resources. Build your resilience as a student so as to maximize your chance of success.
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Higher Education involves study at university level, although this may be complete4d in institutions that are not, themselves, universities. The experience of being a student in Higher Education can be life-changing. Most graduates look back on this time with great fondness. That is because of the unique opportunities to: Study interesting subjects. Feel stretched intellectually. Explore new ideas. Engage in a wide range of new activities. Find out about yourself, not least how you rise to the challenge of academic study. Consider the kind of person that you want to be in the world. Make friends that will last you for life.
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What is expected from you ? As a student, you are expected to have the following characteristics. Independence : You must bed able to 'stand on your own two feet'. However, there is help available. The student Union and Student Services will have details. Self-motivation : You have to be able to work on your own a lot. Openness to working with others: You will need to organize study sessions with friends. Ability to work things out for yourself: How successful was the 1944 Education Act? It's terrible. The lecturers expect us to tell them all the answers!
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Ability to set goals to improve your work Ability to organize your time You need to keep track of time. You must: know when and where you should be for scheduled classes, events and exams. Know when work has to be handed in. Keep to deadlines for handing in work. Ability to work out when and how you learn best: On second thoughts maybe I do work better indoors, in the daytime.
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How is higher level study different ? Study is different : As a student in Higher Education, the most noticeably different features are likely to be: the teaching methods, especially the emphasis on independent study. The assumption that you have the maturity and intelligence to 'get on with it', managing your own study, goals and life. Academic work is more difficult and complex. The strong emphasis on 'understanding' rather than 'information'. Learning how knowledge is created. That time may seem to operate differently, and good time management skills are essential.
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The role of the 'teacher' is different : Teachers at this level are usually known as lecturers or tutors. As well as teaching, they are normally expected to engage in research and scholarship, which may feed into their teaching. When they are not involved in
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