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Studying at University : How to Adapt Successfully to College Life
Are you thinking of applying to university or are you about to start? Studying at University offers thoughtful advice and guidance to sixth formers or those taking a 'year-out' who want to know more about what to expect from university life, and how they can make the best of it. The author addresses the most common of your concerns about this major life-changing experience, such as:
*deciding on the university that is best for you
*what your tutors and lecturers will be expecting of you when you get there
*how and why universities are so different from your school, sixth form or FE college
*what the point of universities is anyway
*how to get the most out of lectures, seminars and tutorials
*preparing the essays and assignments that your tutors will most want to see
*adapting the way you study to make it more effective in a university environment
*what to do before starting a university course to make the transition as smooth as possible
Written by a university tutor with vast experience of speaking to sixth formers about this understandably nerve-wracking process, this is a realistic yet inspirational assessment of what being a student really means in practice. It will be an essential companion to anyone who wants their move into higher education to be as stress-free as possible.
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Taylor & Francis
April 10, 2003
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