Im in my 4th week of university studying economics and I was wondering if anyone here did economics in university without doing it at A level and if they have could you please tell me any advice you can as I am struggling at the moment and really worried if I can do well in my exams.
I did A Level Maths, Geography and business.
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- Thread Starter
- 27-10-2017 20:05
- 28-10-2017 09:57
I would advise speaking to your personal tutor about it (the dept will have allocated one to you) so they are aware you are finding it challenging.
If there are specific topics that are confusing in the lecture, read up about it in your textbook, and then contact the lecturer for help. At uni, it is assumed you will take the initiative and make contact. Most lecturers will help if you do.
Another suggestion is to read ahead of your topics, so that lectures become revision, not the first sight of a topic.
Check out A level revision sites like www.economicshelp.org that have condensed simplified explanations of economic concepts.
Finally, there are people on the course with A level economics. Their learning curve will be different to yours in the early stages, but it levels out later in the year, so try not to compare yourself to them just yet.
On a positive note, you have A level maths, and 2 strong essay subjects behind you, so you have the good underlying study skills for economics.