Preparing for University Psychology
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
13 May 2019
Requisites for this module
BSC C831 Cognitive Science,
BSC C832 Cognitive Science (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C833 Cognitive Science (Including Placement Year),
BA 63C2 Psychological Studies,
BA C801 Psychology (Including Year Abroad),
BA C802 Psychology,
BA C807 Psychology (Including Foundation Year),
BA C810 Psychology (Including Placement Year),
BSC C800 Psychology,
BSC C803 Psychology (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C811 Psychology (Including Placement Year),
BSC C812 Psychology (Including Foundation Year),
BSC C806 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C808 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience,
BSC C809 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience (Including Placement Year),
BSC C813 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience (Including Foundation Year),
BSC C814 Psychology with Economics,
BSC C815 Psychology with Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C816 Psychology with Economics (Including Placement Year)
No information available.
This module aims to provide and enhance a variety of skills and techniques that allow first year undergraduate Psychology students to get the most from their degree.
After taking part in this module, students should be able to:
Understand the main differences between school/college and University education and appreciate both the opportunities and responsibilities of University education
Understand the difference between academic writing and informal writing
Critique written work in terms of its meaning, writing style and structure
Appreciate the role of good structure in well written essays and lab reports
Use lectures, handouts and other modalities effectively to guide and support their learning.
Access online resources to aid learning
Work in groups during the module, but also afterwards to aid study, coursework and revision
Talk competently in front of fellow students and listen appropriately to them, both during talks and as part of a discussion group
Allocate time appropriately across the variety of tasks that University comprises
Understand plagiarism and cite/reference others' work appropriately
Plan revision and use a variety of methods to optimise exam results
We have identified key areas that many students find challenging, but that are a central part of successful students' approach. The module will introduce these skills in the first two teaching weeks of the Degree Course, with an extra Revision session timetabled towards the end of the Spring term.
The module employs a variety of teaching modes (Lectures, labs, small group tasks).
This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Steffan Kennett, Dr Geoff Cole, Dr Marie Juanchich, Dr Maria Filippetti, Dr Veronica Lamarche, Dr Gillian Sandstrom
No external examiner information available for this module.
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Of 76 hours, 18 (23.7%) hours available to students:
58 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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