GENG0014 Routes to Success
Studying is not simply about transferring a set of facts from lecturer to students, but about developing yourself as an individual and recognising that you are responsible for your own learning. Knowledge in the 21st century is fast moving and in such a knowledge economy, where the shelf life of much knowledge is short, you will be expected to be a lifelong learner. In order to do this, you need to a resilient learner, understand how you best learn and reflect on how you can improve. This module will help you actively engage with this process. “We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.” Marcel Proust (French novelist 1871 – 1922)
Aims and Objectives
• Enhance your ability to study in an efficient and effective manner. • Introduce you to HE study methods and requirements. • Introduce you to problem solving and solution checking techniques. • Help you develop your potential as an HE student.
Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- The requirements for academic integrity.
- How to approach problem solving in a structured way.
- How to receive, evaluate and reflect on feedback on your progress in HE.
- How to use a set of resources to make progress with your learning.
Transferable and Generic Skills
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Manage your own learning.
- Apply structured methods to solve problems.
- Apply problem solving techniques to familiar and unfamiliar problems.
- Use IT to support your learning.
- Make a critical evaluation of evidence.
Introduction to the Module Duration: 1 Lecturer: John Mills Ground rules for the module and understanding the assessment. Getting Started in HE Duration: 5 weeks Lecturer: John Mills An introduction to what is expected of you as an HE student and how to start making progress quickly and efficiently. Making progress Duration: 6 weeks Lecturer: Mike Hogg (Engineering Foundation Year students) or David Read (Science Foundation Year students) Thinking about the problem - an introduction to structured problem solving; thinking about the solution - an introduction to finding and correcting errors Sustaining Success Duration: 5 weeks Lecturer: Su White How to keep making good progress in your studies: continued motivation, dealing with gaps in knowledge, planning for Year 1, monitoring progress.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Learning activities include • Self-study activities • Portfolio development • Research Exercise Teaching methods include • Tutorials/Workshops
|Wider reading or practice||30|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||24|
|Completion of assessment task||30|
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Barrass R (1996). Scientists Must Write.
Kahn, Peter (2001). Studying mathematics and its applications.
Maier, P., Barney A., Price, G. (2009). Study Skills for Science, Engineering & Technology Students.
Sands, David (2004). Studying physics.
Polya, G. (1948). How to solve it.
Note: The research exercise and production of the research poster forms part of the Coursework module assessment. You should see the document “Required Coursework” for more information. Referral Policy: Referred students will be asked to complete a number of assessment tasks sufficient to demonstrate they have achieved those learning outcomes not met on the first attempt. Method of repeat year: The module may be taken as an internal repeat only. In order to be able to repeat externally, you must have already attained a pass in this module (at least 60%).
Repeat type: Internal
Costs associated with this module
Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.
In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:
Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.