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    I take notes in lectures, I read over them, I do the background reading for the lectures/seminars and I'm reading the recommended books for the modules.

    I feel like this isn't actually preparing me for anything though, I'm just being fed information on various events along with information on what scholars thought about said events.

    Will it just continue like this until the exam? am I expected to wing analytical questions on purely objective knowledge?
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    (Original post by Blear)
    I take notes in lectures, I read over them, I do the background reading for the lectures/seminars and I'm reading the recommended books for the modules.

    I feel like this isn't actually preparing me for anything though, I'm just being fed information on various events along with information on what scholars thought about said events.

    Will it just continue like this until the exam? am I expected to wing analytical questions on purely objective knowledge?
    It's early days yet, but the general idea is that you should ultimately start forming your own opinions, based on those you've read and been told about. Which do you agree/disagree with and why? Do any other academics agree/disagree and why? You need to be able to describe the current thinking about the subject of an exam or essay question, then use that to answer the specific question you've been set.
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    you need the facts before opinions, that is how uni works. better than school where you just got the facts.
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    When it comes to doing your assignments, you will need the information that has been 'fed to you' to research on!

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