The Adult Students' Programme is a series of four tutorials offered as extra tuition to help first-year adult students gain an insight into university culture and achieve academic success.
The weekly meetings during the term time provide an opportunity to have regular contact with a small group of first-year adult students, to learn university skills that will help raise grades, and to make a smooth transition to university studies.
Tutor: Jacqui Tither
Course Outline Adult Students (PDF 210KB)
- Demystifying the university system and time management
This section is designed to help students gain an insight into the university culture. It covers note-taking, goal-setting and effective study strategies. Most importantly, it demystifies academic conventions and writing styles, providing ‘inside knowledge’ to help make a smooth transition to university and academic success.
- Critical thinking
Critical thinking is an essential process required for all university assessment. This session will cover the important skills of independent thinking, the techniques of debating a point and drawing conclusions.
- Maximising your reading time
Would you like to improve your reading techniques? This session will discuss the reading process and present techniques for identifying and improving your reading speed; adjusting your reading technique to suit particular purposes; and learning effectively from written sources (including journal articles, books, and textbooks)
- Reading to understand difficult academic texts
Have you ever read a page of text and then wondered what it was all about? In this session, students will become aware of the writer’s structural cues that indicate where the most relevant meaning lies, and will learn how sifting for significance leads to comprehensive understanding of a difficult passage.
Even if the programme is fully booked, it is likely there will be space on the day, so feel free to turn up. If you would like to be notified when this lecture is next scheduled, request it at a different time or day, or just find out more, email Jacqui.