Whether you’re a first year or a finalist, ways of studying this year are completely new and, for many of us, these first few weeks have been full of teething problems and time spent adjusting to a new working style. If you’re feeling out of your depth with the new working style – you’re not on your own! There are, however, a couple of things I have found useful to make blended (or completely remote, if you’re isolating!) studying more manageable.Continue reading “Remote Studying: 5 Tips for the ‘New Normal’”
In these unprecedented times under this pandemic, with a lockdown that will only be eased gradually in the UK, it is understandable that some may be concerned about how to start or how to continue their dissertation projects. Here are some tips and suggestions to encourage you to keep going!
Many people come to university and realise that the way they used to learn new information in school just does not seem to be efficient at university. It can be a difficult transition and it can seem like you’re starting from square one again. However, knowing the different types of learner you may be can help you be more effective in your studying!
Read below to discover the different type (or types!) of learner you could be and try out some of the tips to know for sure!
Finding it difficult to maintain your concentration when revising or don’t know if your studying is efficient enough? Next thing you know you’re taking an extended break that was meant to only last 5 minutes. Trust me, we’ve all been there. With exams being around the corner though, it’s important to study smarter, not harder. Try out some of these apps and hopefully watch your concentration and work output improve!
Missing lectures is an often unavoidable part of the student lifestyle. Every now and again a clash will arise, or circumstances will mean that you can’t make it into uni. Whatever the reason, absences happen occasionally and you might end up missing important lessons. Here are a few tips to make sure that missing the odd lecture doesn’t set you back, and that you stay on top of your course content.
Creative writers know better than anyone the pain and necessity for editing work and they often spend months perfecting draft after draft. Katie shares tips and ideas from the writing toolbox that can shortcut some of the most common pitfalls and help refine your dissertation into a masterpiece…By Katie Hall
Ironically, teaching isn’t an entirely one-way process. While talking out loud, and finding the clearest ways to articulate yourself, you get quite a good deal as a teacher. And there’s no need to take a professional qualification to reap these benefits because you can even just help your friends…By Ciara Brodi
It is often the practical component of a degree that is the most interesting! However, they can be very challenging, as they often occur in the same week where there are lots of lectures to attend! Fear not for this guide aims to help you balance both commitments!… By Kayvon Taee
Unsure whether a final year research project or dissertation is for you? Interested in creative ways to build your skills and confidence for employers? Want more than just to be told what knowledge is important? To see how students can drive and shape their own learning experience at Warwick, Katie explores the possibilities and opportunities in research for taught students…By Katie Hall
As reading week rolls around you might find yourself wondering exactly what it means to write academically at university level. Ultimately, practice makes perfect and the more academic work you read the more it’ll make sense what is expected of you. But for your first few assignments, here’s some advice on how to learn to write academically… By Amy Preston Continue reading “What is academic writing?”