Know your weaknesses. In case you don’t understand something in a lecture then either ask the lecturer in the tutorial or when the seminar finishes. You are responsible for your personal results as a university student; your lecturers really have nothing to do with it. You need to be sensible, professional, and take accountability for your own habits.
Be sure you have no weak points and know some fundamental secrets to success in your essay marks:
1. Know how to use the library resources and get books before everyone else does. This will save money on buying books that you can’t find.
2. Get your life ordered and take clear notes in lectures.
3. Ensure you have a good memory. If you don’t, then make sure you teach yourself the prominent points of a subject.
4. Get good at group work.
5. Know how to write essays, this includes how to reference! Get the relevant books from the library if you need help.
6. Be good at revising if you have exams.
7. Have the ability to focus and get things done. Take accountability for your weaknesses and turn them into strengths!
Bibliography: Make sure you get all the punctuation on your bibliography right. Please consult with your tutor which referencing system you should be using (usually Harvard referencing). You’ll need to draft the essay at least two or three times before it’s going to be deserving giving in. If you have someone you can rely on in your class, then swap essays with them to check for mistakes. It’s much easier to spot other peoples errors than it is your own. You’ll then be ready to submit your essay. Good luck!