Lectures and Tutorials

Lectures and tutorials are an important part of the university experience, whether you study on campus or at a distance. Lectures are the primary means for lecturers to impart knowledge, and tutorials provide students with the opportunity to discuss course content. But they are not a stand alone part of learning. Reading at university is an important part of preparing for lectures and tutorials, and adequate preparation allows you to get the most out of lectures and tutorials. Taking notes in lectures in an effective way will provide you with a summary of the most important parts of the lecture which you can then return to when you prepare for assignments or exams. It will also give you a clear indication of what your lecturer, who designs the assessment tasks, finds important.