What are the differences between studying at school and university?
There are clear and important differences between how you study at school and the more independent approach you will need to adopt at university.
Here are some tips from some Lincoln students:
This is the perfect opportunity for you to reap the rewards of the effort you put in. At university, those who push themselves to learn are more likely to do well.
Making the jump from A-Level to Degree
Your attendance is now your responsibility and missing lectures can easily backfire and may leave you struggling to understand key concepts, so it’s best to try and overcome the temptation of another hour in bed.
You will also need to take full responsibility for work given to you and keep on top of deadlines; reminders from lecturers will be few and far between.
Essays and assignments at school are normally closely related to what you have been taught, with information provided for you to develop in-depth answers. At university, essays will be related to what you’re studying, but you will be expected to conduct your own research and develop your own ideas.
However, you are not completely left alone – support and help is available and all the resources you need are at your disposal. You’ll learn how to find and use them when the time comes.
It's over to you!
Get more tips on developing the right mindset for independent study, making the most of university resources and managing your own time by reading the following articles on the Student Life blog and think about your own strategies for studying independently: