Appearance, Look and Feel I know you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, buuut that’s exactly what I'm about to do, after all first impressions count for everything. From first glance at Critical Thinking, you're instantly drawn in by its pop of yellow and its bold font. It is simple, eye catching … Continue reading Reviewing Critical Thinking by Tom Chatfield
The definition of a digital native is: “a person born or brought up during the age of digital technology and so familiar with computers and the Internet from an early age”. Despite this definition I am often referred to as a digital native, especially when it comes to education. Many people believe that current university … Continue reading Are you a digital native?
In recent years, the educational environment has seen a shift towards digital-based learning resources. Here are my opinions on digital resources, and how they compare to their traditional counterparts. Online lecture videos Online lecture videos are available at any time, which I think is a blessing and a curse. This flexibility is a godsend for … Continue reading Study Resources: Digital vs Traditional
In order to find out how second year students prepared to take on their first term, we've once again distributed one of our surveys. As a second year myself, I thought it may be a good idea to in fact reflect on how I ended up approaching my second year preparations. So I’m going to … Continue reading Second Year Prep – Andre
Last week we put out a survey to find out more about how fellow students prepared for second year studies, which got me thinking about my own preparation. Studying psychology often feels like being in an avalanche of recommended reading. For every class (whether that’s a lecture, workshop, etc.), we have one or two corresponding bits … Continue reading My thoughts on preparing for second year – the survey
YouTube videos I find YouTube videos are an engaging way of understanding both overviews of topics and specific details. For example, Andy Field’s channel includes lectures on different themes of statistics in psychology, as well as practical step-by-step walkthroughs of how to use the statistics application SPSS. Furthermore, I search for keywords of whatever I'm … Continue reading 5 Great Resources for Psychology Assessments
It’s about that time in second year, its middle of the term and you actually feel like life is going well. You’ve been going to all your lectures, seeing your friends, and by some strange miracle have cracked the secret formula for work, uni and having a life. Life is good. That is until you … Continue reading The Assessment Approach
Despite my best intentions, my first-year assessments invariably reverted to last-minute rushes. It was only recently, with the help of these tips, that I realised they could be relaxed, engaging and almost (it still feels odd saying it) enjoyable. Schedule your study periods. It goes without saying that starting earlier will make everything more … Continue reading 3 Tips for Relaxed Assessments
Hi, I'm Ollie. I'm a second-year psychology and business management student. I have just become a SAGE scholar, and I'm really excited to blog/vlog lots of useful posts about studying. I'm passionate about reading self-help and business books, and I've come across tons of insights that I'd love to share. I'll be covering the psychological side and … Continue reading Hello from a new SAGE scholar.
Everyone says that with every year of university the workload increases and the content gets harder. It isn’t until you actually experience it you realise that they were definitely right. Whilst on the surface a lot of things look as though they will be the same as first year, there are definitely a lot of … Continue reading Uni | Starting Second Year