Reflection On The University Of Southern Queensland 's Tertiary Preparation Program

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Please find attached the report you requested on 11 July 2016, reflecting on my experience studying in higher education in the University of Southern Queensland’s Tertiary Preparation Program. This report evaluates six aspects of my study this semester and provides recommendations that should aid future studies if implemented. Preparing this report has been an interesting and valuable process. If you have any further questions, I am available for discussion. Yours sincerely This report was requested by Mr Gary Orth to provide a reflection on my experience of studying higher education in Semester 2 of the University of Southern Queensland’s Tertiary Preparation Program. This report focuses on six aspects of my study, as selected by me: Short-term Management, Study of Mathematics Tertiary Preparation 1, How my ideas about studying at University have changed since commencing the Tertiary Preparation Program, How the use of study logs has affected my study habits, distance education delivery system and learning materials system. This report finds that procrastination is a negative habit that needs to be addressed. Although the Mathematics Tertiary Preparation 1 course is difficult, the material can be engaged with successfully. Participation in the Tertiary Preparation Program teaches important lessons about organisation. Maintaining a study log is an effective method for sustaining a balance of time between courses. The StudyDesk is a vital resource for distance education students. Careful analysis of assignment sheets, specifically the marking sheet, is important to achieving successful assignment results. Recommendations, if employed, have been made to address these aspects. These include: make use of short-term pla... ... middle of paper ... ...e. Reading assignment sheets, specifically the marking sheet, is necessary for successful completion of assignments. RECOMMENDATIONS Students should make effective use of short-term planning to disrupt the habit of procrastination. Avoidance of unpleasant course material is not the answer and students can become engaged over time. To avoid becoming overwhelmed with course material, it is important for students to be informed and organised early in the semester. Maintaining a study log would be useful to students in sustaining a balance between courses. Making use of the University of Southern Queensland’s StudyDesk is important for distance education students and the University should encourage and inform students of the best ways to do this. To achieve higher marks in assignments, students should read questions carefully and be sure the marking sheet is understood.

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