Thanks for your participation yesterday (Wednesday 10 June) as we got the course off to a busy start. And particular thanks to those of you who took time out at the end of a long day to tell us what you felt were the key themes to emerge from the Finding Academic Resources and Critical Thinking sessions. As we mentioned in class, we'll dispense with the formal Summary session at the end of each Wednesday as long as some of you are willing to share your own thoughts on what you felt were the most significant or interesting ideas that were covered.
Presumably all our female students were busy in the library when the video was being recorded?
In the following days we would like you to build on the activity from class in the following ways:
- Spend time reading over the Course Descriptor, Individual Essay Brief and Team Project brief, up to the point that you are confident of what you need to do in the next six weeks to make this a successful experience. All of these bits of course documentation can be found on the Study and Assessment page of this site.
- Spend some time thinking about how critical thinking might apply to your own studies (during Summer School and beyond) and then follow this up by making use of the resources on the Critical Thinking page, including the quiz, audio clips and other materials.
Follow up the Finding Academic Resources session by reflecting on the different class activities and listening to the audio clips on the this page of the course site.
In addition, you should start to give some very early thought to the two coursework exercises. Although this course is seven weeks long the first major assignment (worth 50%) is to be submitted during week 5.
We will next meet up again as a class on Wednesday 17 June. Before then we would like you to spend a little bit of time looking over the Week 2 materials so that you know what's in store. The resources will be available to view on this site from next Monday evening (15 June).
Meanwhile, if you have any questions about what we discussed today in class, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to help.
James and Alice