How to Study 2022

This is the 2022 update to my How to Study lecture. This introductory lecture is given to first year students in week 1 of term. The main focus of the lecture is on developing effective study strategies and to demystify some of the hidden curriculum.

Topics covered include:

  • How to take notes
  • What to do before, during, and after lectures
  • How to use lecture recordings
  • How to send an e-mail
  • Which study strategies are effective and which are not

The 2022 updates partially involve returning to some pre-covid wording about in-person lectures and lecture recordings, but also takes account of how our practice has changed following the lessons learned from the pivot to online. In particular, for my lectures, I intend to keep the structure I developed for my watch parties, that is, I’m not returning to my original 50-minute lecture, I am keeping the chunks and the quizzes and the breaks.

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