Week 3

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July 31-August 4
SOAR Week 3: Learning in Lectures

For most students, lecture halls are new and sometimes intimidating environments. Classrooms might hold hundreds of students, material moves along quickly, and there might not be time to ask questions. It’s completely normal to feel a bit lost at first. This week we will talk all about lectures and note-taking, discussing the different strategies, tools, and behaviours that will help you get the most out of your time in the classroom.

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What should I expect in my first lecture?

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Week 3 Interviews: Prof. Aadil Merali

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Week 3 Interviews: Dr. P.K. Rangachari

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Week 3 Interviews: Learning in Lectures Part I

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What to do in lecture

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Note-taking strategies

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Week 3 Interviews: Vaidehi

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Week 3 Interviews: Learning in Lectures II

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How to talk to your professors

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Learning in tutorials

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Emailing your professors

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Week 3 Interviews: Managing Time I

Lecture tips

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Week 3 Interviews: Managing Time II

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Week 3 Challenge Activities