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2019年9月20日 作者来自史丹福郡大学生命科学与教育学院

The prospect of going to university isexciting but can also be a daunting time. There are many questions to addressand a number of unknowns, then there’s the challenge of imposter syndrome –wondering whether you’ll fit in with other students along with fears about howto make your own way in the world. And that’s before you’ve even thought abouthow to be a successful student.


There are a number of nuggets of wisdom wewould love to be able to give our younger selves to smooth the path throughuniversity. Some are to do with balancing study and paid work, others to dowith balancing study and social life. But on reflection, one of the mostimportant would be changing the way we looked at, and interacted with, theassessments we had to complete as part of our degrees.


In our roles at Staffordshire University,we have both become increasingly interested in how students learn within highereducation. Our research looks at how talking with peers, tutors, family andfriends can prepare students for assessments and make the most of feedback.


Have a support network


If you are struggling, talk to people –your tutor, peers and family are all there to help you. Don’t close in on yourselfor start thinking “I can’t do this” – you can. Seek guidance and think aboutwhat needs to be different to make the situation OK.


Get to know your course mates, but makesure you form your own ideas and opinions.


If you’re finding your assignmentsdifficult, talk to other students in your lectures or seminars. Hearing notjust different viewpoints but seeing where others are coming from gives breadthto your work. Listen to your peers and practise expressing your own views –this can help to give you clarity around tricky subjects and will help you togrow and expand in your scholarly work. But don’t try to be someone else – eventhose who appear more successful than you.


Learn from your mistakes


When it comes to essays and assessments,your first attempt shouldn’t be your last. You need to read over your draftsand make changes to what you have written. This is editing, it makes for a moresuccessful assignment – as rarely can you write something just right first timeround.


There’s no doubt about it, startinguniversity can be a scary time, but knowing how to tackle your assignments,having a support network and being open to new learning experiences can allmake the process much smoother – and will hopefully help you enjoy your studiesover the coming years.

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1、I’d add make sureyou take all the learning opportunities offered and not just those on yourcourse. Take the chance to try out newactivities through university societies or groups. And find out about the localarea. I studied in Manchester and although I did shop and socialise in the citythere were lots of landmarks and historical aspects of the city that justpassed me by.


4、I don’t doubtthat there are students who feel insecure and lack confidence. In my opinionthat’s normal. I recall feeling very lonely during my first term. I was in halland I’d made a few friends but my family was 200 miles away and this was preinternet and mobile phones so most students contact was by post. Breakfast inhall was like the scene in Harry Potter where no owls fly in with the kids’post…….without the owls though! Maybetoo many students these days believe all the hype that everyone else is havinga fab time and so would they if only they had a better iPhone or watch or pairof trainers. University is the perfect scenario to put all that stuff to oneside. The purpose is to learn and that includes learning about yourself. Youdon’t need money to study well and get good grades in your assignments. And hey! It’s bang on trend to stop buyingloads of new stuff. Get your clothes second hand ditto computers etc. Sharethings with your friends. Get a good degree and help save the planet.

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