|About the book|
This practical book guides new students through the terminology used at university and shows you:
Understanding University provides a lifeline for new students in further and higher education offering everything from practical advice on studying, to explanations of frequently used terms. If you don’t know the difference between a seminar and a tutorial or want to know what ‘matriculation’ means, then this is where to start.
Need a little assistance? Just open this book. And remember - you are not alone.
|About the authors|
Christine Sinclair is a lecturer in the Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement at the University of Strathclyde. She works with both staff and students on all aspects of teaching and learning. She has also worked at the Universities of Glasgow and Paisley and is a philosophy graduate from the University of Stirling. When she first graduated, she became a journalist on a women’s magazine. When she came back into education, she also began to study again so that she could understand what students were experiencing. Some of her experiences of studying engineering are recorded in this book. She has recently successfully completed a PhD with the Open University, with a thesis entitled Students and Discourse: an Insider Perspective.
|Table of contents|
Activities at university
List of figures
Introduction: which planet are we on?
How do they manage to talk like that?
Joining an academic tribe
Take me to your leader! How to find out about the tribe
What do you have to do to be accepted round here?
I thought I was the only one who felt like an alien
Real and virtual environments
Appendix: comments on questions