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Learning in the University
Chapter 1: Learning In The
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Changes
Coping with changes
Cultural
Environmental
Language
Food
LEARNING
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STRESS!
Changes
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Resources
National University of Singapore’s web site:
http://www.nus.edu.sg/
School of Computing’s web site:
http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/
Faculty of Engineering’s web site:
http://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/
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Resources
The Effective Student: A Guide to Higher
Education at NUS
https://online.nus.edu.sg/guides/cdtl
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The Effective Student
Adjusting your mindset
Adapting to the environment
Learning strategies and study skills
Time management
Stress management
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Surprises!
Examples
Lecture-cum-tutorial format
10-years series
Exam paper format
Pace
Why learn the boring/difficult stuffs?
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Fundamentals
Distinguishing principles from examples
blue
black
Contrast
red
yellow
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Fundamentals
Distinguishing principles from examples
(cont.)
count = count + 5;
interest = principle * rate;
rem = x % 5;
variable = arithmetic expression;
r = a * (b+c) /d;
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Fundamentals
Applying abstraction skill
Knowing the theoretical basis
John bought a dozen apples and received
4 more from his father. John gave 2 apples
to his sister, 3 to his brother, and among
the rest, 5 were spoilt and were dumped.
How many apples left did John have?
Answer: 12 + 4 - 2 - 3 - 5 = 6
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Learning about Learning
Learning is NOT:
just knowing the answers
the same as studying or training
measured by examinations
automatic
only for the intellectuals
just finding out what others already know
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Learning about Learning
The wheel of learning:
Question
Reflection
Theory
Test
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Course of Actions
Change your mindset
Know yourself
Monitor your progress
Form study group
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Homework
Read up “The Effective Student” guide.
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