How to Study

How to Study

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

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Emily Nordmann
Emily Nordmann
Senior Lecturer in Psychology

I am a teaching-focused Senior lecturer and conduct research into the relationship between learning, student engagement, and technology.