Saturday, 22 September 2012

Library psychology

Your attitude towards the University library is something that will no doubt be formed early on in your academic career. The way you use the library may help to determine your grade potential, and is more related to how you use it than the length of time you spend in it. There are a variety of approaches students apply to library based research and I will describe some of these to you below. Of course whether you are an undergraduate or a postgraduate will also have a big impact on how long you spend in the library and how successful your visit is . . .

Monday, 17 September 2012

Start as you mean to go on

Soon many of you will be embarking on your study programmes; many of you will find that time rushes by and the first assignments will be upon you before you have barely settled in. In this post  I will share with you some advice to help you through your first weeks . .  .

Monday, 10 September 2012

Fresh adventures

Preparing to take flight

Welcome to those of you who have taken the step to study abroad at an English speaking University. As you begin this month as Freshers you may feel daunted by the experiences you are facing. You may have left home to come and study in English as part of the wave of students recognising the growth of English as the language of academia worldwide, or you may be seeking adventure in a foreign land. Regardless of your motivations you will soon realise that this year has many challenges in store for you - not least of these will be meeting the requirements for producing good academic writing.