Time management: Lectures, tutorials, labs, assignments, reports, clubs, societies, life! Being a student means getting yourself organised. We will show you how to prioritise, schedule and generally stay on top of your workload.
Notetaking: Lectures are a central part of learning, and you will need to take effective notes to help you with your understanding of the topic and to use later with your assignments and examinations.
Reading and note making: There are thousands of books and journals in the JPII Library and many more thousands available online. Depending on your choices, you will be expected to read widely in your subjects. Learn how to find relevant texts and read them quickly and effectively.
Writing: Being able to write good essays and reports is another skill you need. Good writing shows that you have taken on board what you have heard in lectures, that you are aware of other people's opinions and that you have your own ideas too. We will show you the process involved in writing well to make sure your ideas are understood.
Exam revision: Revision should begin long before the examination. Learn how to make a revision plan to condense your lecture notes, notes from your reading and tutorial discussions so that you are ready to answer on exam day.
Giving presentations: Like it or loathe it, getting up in front of people is sometimes required by departments. Let us show you how good research skills, time management, clear and concise writing and confidence about the content are all vital components of a good presentation
Stress management: Everyone feels stress at certain time no matter how organised or how well things are going for you. You will learn ways to deal with stress and how to notice the signs that you are getting stressed.
Students who complete the module become confident and effective learners, who can manage their workload well, succeed in assessments and feel comfortable in the University learning environment.