Academic Orientation

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Academic
Orientation
Bruce Duggan
Nicholas Greco
We will now reveal the secret to a happy life:
Speak up!
Can it really be so simple?
Yes indeed!
get good marks
2. launch your career
3. have happy relationships
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Can it really be so simple?
Yes indeed!
1.
get good marks
profs notice
 you remember stuff
 you’re rehearsing for exams
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Can it really be so simple?
Yes indeed!
get good marks
2. launch your career
1.
building habits
 rehearsing a crucial skill
 gets you noticed
 gets you promoted
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Can it really be so simple?
Yes indeed!
get good marks
2. launch your career
3. have happy relationships
1.
hearing others and being heard
 integration
 reason is valuable
 getting taken seriously
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Discussion = Learning
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different voices
chance to talk ideas out
refine ideas through discussion
see someone else’s view point
realise our own blinders
How to Speak Up?
advice for…
The Shy
2. The Insecure
3. The Nodder
4. The OhOhOhOh-er
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How?
advice for…
1.
The Shy
write down 3 questions before class
 ask at least one
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How?
advice for…
The Shy
2. The Insecure
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ask a “stupid” question
How?
advice for…
The Shy
2. The Insecure
3. The Nodder
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before class
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find something you disagree with
say why
How?
advice for…
The Shy
2. The Insecure
3. The Nodder
4. The OhOhOhOh-er
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choose what to talk about
 wait for at least 2 others to say something
 reference a peer’s point
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How to Talk to a Prof
What kind of relationship is this?
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a friendly relationship without being “friends”
How to Talk to a Prof
in-person
forms of address
 open door
 appointments
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electronic communications
forms of address
 actual sentences
 spelling/grammar/punctuation
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Group Work
think of it
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as medicine
as skill
as play
Group Work
How to avoid pitfalls:
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know your task
be gently honest
pull your weight
So what is the secret to a happy life?
Speak up!
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