I attended one lecture in my entire 3 years of Uni and achieved a 2.1...AMA

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    (Original post by 0to100)
    Suppose it all depends on what you're studying or how your course it set up?

    Or you study online

    Or you're shagging the lecturer.
    Ha, I wasn't doing the last. But, it's easier to get a good grade without attending lectures in an Arts degree. A lot of it is down to you to do the extra reading etc. Lectures just really provide you with the basic information on what you should be focusing on.
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    (Original post by serah.exe)
    how does it feel knowing that you're in £27000 debt and you only attended one lecture
    It's not real 'debt'
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    (Original post by Costalo)
    It's not real 'debt'
    that's one costly £27000 lecture
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    (Original post by Costalo)
    Ha, I wasn't doing the last. But, it's easier to get a good grade without attending lectures in an Arts degree. A lot of it is down to you to do the extra reading etc. Lectures just really provide you with the basic information on what you should be focusing on.
    Oh arts degree lol

    I failed one module for only attending twice and I do business mgmt bsc :noway:

    now I'm in the sh*tshed...
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    (Original post by pamplemousse.)
    Do you feel like standards at uni are really low and they don't fail people and give them higher grades than they deserve to get good stats? Do you feel it was actually your own achievement or just lower standards and pressure to give people good grades?
    I don't believe standards are low. There were modules in my second year where I did try quite hard and only achieved a 2.2. I strongly believe it's all down to your motivation. I knew students who attended 80% of the lectures and only achieved 2,2's. The time I didn't spend in lectures was spent researching online and reading extra material.
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    did u do geography
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    (Original post by Costalo)
    I don't believe standards are low. There were modules in my second year where I did try quite hard and only achieved a 2.2. I strongly believe it's all down to your motivation. I knew students who attended 80% of the lectures and only achieved 2,2's. The time I didn't spend in lectures was spent researching online and reading extra material.
    Fair enough, sounds like you were independent and hard working my dad is a uni lecturer though and he says there is a lot of pressure to give people grades higher than they really deserve and not to fail people.
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    (Original post by DarkEnergy)
    Why did you do Criminology after Biology?
    I realized Science wasn't for me. I wasn't really interested in it, and as a result did quite badly. I choose to study it mainly because it was a well respected degree. But, I'm glad I changed. I would have been quite miserable studying something I didn't really have a passion for.
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    Dude everybody has a 2:1 these days, it's nothing to write home about.

    It's like saying "I didn't train for the local 5k and ran it in 26 minutes".
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    did you know that bananas are not actually a fruit ?

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    (Original post by the bear)
    did you know that bananas are not actually a fruit ?

    :holmes:*
    I did not know that. What are they then?
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    (Original post by Costalo)
    I did not know that. What are they then?
    reptiles *
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    (Original post by the bear)
    reptiles *
    Mind blowing.
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    I got a first in my first two years of uni and I would go to maybe 10-20% of lectures. There is this huuuuge controversy about skipping lectures as people think it makes you lazy and like you don't care about your degree. But going through the lecture and adding the presenter notes takes me 20 minutes for a 2 hour lecture, then I go through the reading and add that to my notes (I annotate printed handouts of the slides). Making the effort to get ready, 20 minutes into uni and then sitting in a lecture hall for 2 hours surrounded by 200 people is draining and would leave me with such a headache. I do quickly scan through lectures though to check they're simple and if they look complex then I will go to the lectures. I also make sure I'm going through the lectures at the same time that I would be sat in them which stops me falling behind.
 
 
 
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