Behind in your study
Studying for a university degree is a long journey which requires you to take many steps. If the path you are on feels long or too difficult at the moment, find out more here.
To gain a degree you need to pass 24 units, attend over 400 classes lasting at least 1200 hours, sit up to 24 exams, write at least 100,000 words and read thousands more!!! That's a lot of work! To do all this you need to study consistently and effectively. Slow and steady will get you to the finish. If for some reason you get behind in your study, DON'T PANIC! Panicking only makes you study less effectively and you will get further behind. There are several things you can do to get your study back on track.
- Meet with a counsellor to discuss your situation. The counsellors know how the university works and can offer some valuable advice to help you get back on track. They can also help you deal with personal problems that may be affecting your study.
- Meet with your tutors and tell them of your situation and possibly any reasons why. The lecturers want you to do well in your study, but they can't help you if they don't know you are having problems.
- KEEP STUDYING! Do what you can, when you can.
- Use Time Management sheets to make sure you are well planned and using your study time efficiently.
- Hand in what you have done. Even if you don't pass the assessment, 9 marks out of 20 is better than 0 out of 20.
- If you don't have time for everything, identify where to best put your energy. Can you not submit an assignment and concentrate on the exam instead?
- Consider your enrolment. Should you 'Withdraw' from one or two units and concentrate on the others? Before you change your enrolment, please discuss this with a counsellor or your faculty course adviser.