How Do You Get Good Grades At University?
• Make a schedule to complete papers on time: Students typically attend 5 courses over a 12 week term. Most courses have a term paper and final exam as primary bases for assessment. The term papers are usually due about week 10. So students write 5 papers over 10 weeks. Make a schedule at the beginning of term that shows when each paper will be researched and written and follow it. Best sources to use for papers are academic journal articles. They are more focused ant therefore much easier to absorb than book length studies. • Attend the seminars: Seminar participation grades may only be 10-15% of the final grade, but cutting seminars means a reduction of about 1.5% for each one missed so missing 3 can bring the mark down a grade. Some instructors do not give credit to students who remain silent in a seminar. Reading the assigned text and having something to say about it during a seminar is important. Experienced instructors can readily detect “bullshit” comments from students who have