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    How many hours do you usually spend on uni work? You could make a work timetable to divide your time, making room for time to socialise or for hobbies. Too much work is not good!
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    (Original post by APersonYo)
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    Please.

    Unless you're at Oxbridge, you have max 30-something hours of work a week. Add or subtract to that max depending on your course. That isn't enough to kill your extracurriculars, hobbies or social life.

    My advice would be to use 'dead time' productively - no more spending half an hour in front of facebook every day, no more lengthy breakfasts, etc.
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    Its my first week of lectures and theres so much assumed knowledge about economics Im failing miserably
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    (Original post by APersonYo)
    Its my first week of lectures and theres so much assumed knowledge about economics Im failing miserably
    That's the case for 95% of people on your course, welcome to university.
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    Its not tho
    There loads of chinese and asian people who have already studied economics and accounting and some douche bags who got work from mummy and daddy so already know accounting
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    (Original post by APersonYo)
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    Its not tho
    There loads of chinese and asian people who have already studied economics and accounting and some douche bags who got work from mummy and daddy so already know accounting
    If your attitude wasn't so much of a problem, I'd be suggesting that you befriend these people and work with them to understand the principles you are struggling with.
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    Sounds like you need to do some reading, am I right in assuming you're about 50% of the way through your recommended reading list by now?
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    (Original post by APersonYo)
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    Its not tho
    There loads of chinese and asian people who have already studied economics and accounting and some douche bags who got work from mummy and daddy so already know accounting
    So the people who prepared themselves properly are the losers yes?
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    (Original post by APersonYo)
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    Its not tho
    There loads of chinese and asian people who have already studied economics and accounting and some douche bags who got work from mummy and daddy so already know accounting
    You are usually taught from scratch and materials should cover everything. What are your first exams? Internships don't teach you microeconomics or macroeconomics.
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    Just cut out the time you spend lounging for something extra curricular like playing an instrument / sports.
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    (Original post by Sammylou40)
    So the people who prepared themselves properly are the losers yes?
    No, they just learnt accounting as part of their curriculum
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    If your attitude wasn't so much of a problem, I'd be suggesting that you befriend these people and work with them to understand the principles you are struggling with.
    My Attitude is fine. I know that these international students in my course know the accounting content because I speak to them and have nice casual convos with them. I don't know them that well to ask.
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    (Original post by usualsuspects)
    You are usually taught from scratch and materials should cover everything. What are your first exams? Internships don't teach you microeconomics or macroeconomics.
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    (Original post by APersonYo)
    My Attitude is fine. I know that these international students in my course know the accounting content because I speak to them and have nice casual convos with them. I don't know them that well to ask.
    The fact you called some of them douches suggests otherwise.

    You have conversations with them, so just ask. Its not like you have never spoken to them before. Just ask for their advice.
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    The fact you called some of them douches suggests otherwise.

    You have conversations with them, so just ask. Its not like you have never spoken to them before. Just ask for their advice.
    Did I? Omg, I'm so sorry, ( not sarcasm), I actually take back that comment they're all really sweet and lovely.
    Idk why i said that


    Aaah okay I will do, thank you
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    The fact you called some of them douches suggests otherwise.

    You have conversations with them, so just ask. Its not like you have never spoken to them before. Just ask for their advice.
    No, you read me wrong. The international students are sweet. Theres this douche bag in my flat who got work expo off of mummy and daddy
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    (Original post by APersonYo)
    No, you read me wrong. The international students are sweet. Theres this douche bag in my flat who got work expo off of mummy and daddy
    And there's the attitude problem.

    Just because someone has secured work experience through their parents does not equate to them being a douche bag. Plus its one person you clearly seem to have an issue with.

    Rather than focusing on the problem, focus on finding a solution. One of those potential solutions is to use the expertise around you, whether its fellow students who seem more clued up (whether they are a douchebag or not) or even your academics.
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    And there's the attitude problem.

    Just because someone has secured work experience through their parents does not equate to them being a douche bag. Plus its one person you clearly seem to have an issue with.

    Rather than focusing on the problem, focus on finding a solution. One of those potential solutions is to use the expertise around you, whether its fellow students who seem more clued up (whether they are a douchebag or not) or even your academics.
    That's not why he's a douche bag. You don't know him personally. I'm gay and he's homophobic towards me.
 
 
 
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