Understanding University: A Guide to Another Planet: A guide to another planet by Christine SinclairUnderstanding University: A Guide to Another Planet: A guide to another planet by Christine Sinclair

Understanding University: A Guide to Another Planet: A guide to another planet

byChristine Sinclair

Paperback | April 1, 2006

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Does university seem like another planet?Does everyone else seem to speak another language?What can you do to make the grade? If these are the kind of questions you are asking yourself, then this is the book you need. After the excitement of being accepted, the reality of life at university or college can be daunting, but help is at hand.This practical book guides new students through the terminology used at university and shows you:¿ what a student needs to know¿ how to be accepted by other students and lecturers¿ how to get the best out of your institution and yourself¿ how to communicate using appropriate language in higher education institutions¿ how to learn the conventions of your specific subject area¿ how to be confident and competent in your new worldAll new students find the move to university slightly bewildering, but with this book you can be one step ahead. The author has spent time talking to students across a broad range of different universities and uses their first-hand experience as a basis for the book. 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.
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. Wh...
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Title:Understanding University: A Guide to Another Planet: A guide to another planetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 3.54 × 2.36 × 0.19 inPublished:April 1, 2006Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0335217974

ISBN - 13:9780335217977

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
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
Afterword
Glossary
Appendix: comments on questions

References
Bibliography
Index