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I want to get a first (: - September 19th 2010, 03:00 PM

I'm doing a Bachelor of Arts in Italian and Psychology, and I've decided I want to graduate in a year and a half with a first-class honours degree. I'm going to need a bit of motivation to get me through the next couple of years so this will be it. I'm generally a B student so I'm gonig to need to push my grades up a tiny bit, but it's what I really want to achieve. I just feel really good abut deciding this. (:


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Re: I want to get a first (: - September 19th 2010, 06:36 PM

Yayy. I'm glad you've decided the path you want to take And don't worry, we'll keep you motivated! Good luck with it!



   
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Re: I want to get a first (: - September 19th 2010, 07:48 PM

Glad to hear that you found a path you want to take. I wish you the best of luck down the road!




   
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Re: I want to get a first (: - September 19th 2010, 08:50 PM

I'm on a First and basically what you need to do is attend the lectures, go to the library, find books relating to what the lectures were talking about, note the title of the book and author, and then write down notes from the relevant chapters to that lecture as you read these. Couple these with the lecture notes. About 3 different books per lecture is what I do. I do this on the day that I went to the lecture - about 4 - 8 hours in the library each day.

I tend to write my lecture notes in hand, and then a couple of weeks later type them up onto my laptop and then include the notes from books. I print them off about a month before exams.

For the essay questions in finals, you support your arguments using the basic points from the lectures and the ones from the books you've read giving the names of the people you're taking it from and contrast and compare answers.

I also, in my month of studying, write out answers to all the past questions on blackboard - you'd be surprised at how many repeat themselves exactly as they are. Then in the last week or so I study these.

I also try to have all the required reading done by the mid-term so that then I have the rest of the term to effectively add to what I know and study.

Thats how I do it anyway. I also spend about a month writing those essay titles we're given - and they're basically assessed by briefly scanning through your essay and then looking at your bibliography (honestly).

So from what I've gathered, the trick to an first in a BA is to read, read and read.
   
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Re: I want to get a first (: - September 19th 2010, 09:26 PM

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So from what I've gathered, the trick to an first in a BA is to read, read and read.

I'm on it!! Thanks Joe, I was actually planning to ask you for any advice


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Re: I want to get a first (: - September 19th 2010, 09:30 PM

Thanks Joe!

Is really helpful to me too as I need to get my grades up! Although I guess it will be slightly less readin for me since I'm doing a science degree
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