University Questions.

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    A) What are some examples of University level writing?

    B) What are some examples of University level reading?

    C) Where is the best place to sit at University while in class, front, middle or back? With 200 plus students.

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  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    A) um it varies by a large degree amongst students. Didn't you have to write a college essay?

    B) Go look at textbooks...

    C) The place you get the best learning is in the far back where you can't see the board nor hear what the professor says....or sitting near the front and center where you can see all of what is going on.

    Seriously, what kinds of questions are these?
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Your questions A and B and good, and valid, but very difficult to answer. Each and every class, professor, and institution have their own requirements and expectations for the writing quality of their students. Assigned reading is also very dependent upon the professor, course, and subject. For example, science majors might be required to read published journal articles while philosophy majors would be expected to read works by Kant, Plato, Descartes, etc. Beowulf might show up in mediaeval literature classes as well as mediaeval history classes. In foreign language classes you will find short stories in German, French, Spanish, etc. which gradually get longer as you progress through each level. And each course will also have a textbook, naturally.

    C. Sit wherever you are most comfortable and productive. Some sit near the front so they can see the board better and hear the professor more clearly (while also resisting the urge to day-dream), but some might find the back to be less intimidating. I always preferred the third/fourth row in large lecture halls. Sitting with friends isn't always the best idea, but in some classes it's okay (like PaleoBio). :p

    Hope that helps, and best of luck. :)
     
  4. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Also if I take 12 credit hours a semester that means ill be in class for 12 hours a week?
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    No. Usually 3 hours of lecture per week for intro-level classes. Depends on the university, though.
     
  6. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

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    So, if he is taking 4 classes for a total of 12 credit hours, then he will be in class for 12 hours per week...
     
  7. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Not always, but that's generally the idea. If you have a lab, though, you could easily be in "class" for three or four hours for only one unit.
     
  8. renewed macrumors 68040

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    ugh Chem lab in the basement. The memories. :(
     

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