Ainur Bulasheva

Ainur Bulasheva

I am a PhD student in the School of Agriculture, Policy, and Development at the University of Reading

Location UK

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  • Thank you @AlrekaRolle University has an International student advisory service. She can email them directly.

  • Excellent answers @NIGHTVALENTINE Thank you

  • That is a good idea. However, you can save time if you email directly to the responsible department. Because due to a high volume of emails, it may take many days to respond to your query. @MgKyawthu

  • I appreciate your willingness to help) @SomaiyaHoque The purpose of this exercise is to raise awareness about the services provided by universities to students. Depending on a student's situation, you need to recommend a service they should seek help from. For example, Tina should go to the International Students Advisory service to get information about her...

  • Great answers @GodfredAnnorGyan Thank you. Do not hesitate to contact your tutor if you have difficulty understanding the lectures.

  • Awesome) Thanks for sharing @SomaiyaHoque

  • Reference management tools allow you to store and manage the references that you gather in the course of your study. The EndNote mentioned above is a good option. In addition, you can consider Mendeley https://www.mendeley.com/?interaction_required=true or Zotero https://www.zotero.org/ as alternatives.

  • I agree. Literature sources need to be kept safe and sorted according to relevance throughout the study.

  • Definitely )

  • Exactly @SomaiyaHoque )

  • I am sure you like this place)

  • Yes, you can. There are study pods in the library - rooms for independent study. They must be booked in advance, however. The good thing about them is that they are quiet and nobody disturbs you.

  • There are study pods in the library. It is rooms for independent or group study. They must be booked in advance, however. The good thing about them is that they are quiet and nobody disturbs you. It's fine if you're comfortable in your room though.

  • Yes, I am sure you like this place. I prefer the library. Even now, I am writing this comment from the uni library))

  • It is fine) It is all about practising. Watch the video in the next step on how to apply your reading skills. Next time, try to do it with another text.

  • Interesting) Also, one student mentioned here in the comments studying at 3 in the morning. It might be a good idea to go to bed earlier then. Just remember, for effective study, you should get enough sleep.

  • All of these are good points. You should consider the advantages of working in a library, however. For example, you can use any literature without borrowing it; you can work on group assignments collaboratively with your team. You can also make friends, share study experiences, and discuss work with other students. All of these experiences will be useful.

  • Why so early? Just remember that you need to sleep well for effective study)

  • Great point @AuwaluAhmed I consider my room to be a cosy place where I can relax after hard work. The library or any other study area is the best place for me to be in a working mode.

  • Try Lofi Study music (available on Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon Music).

  • I prefer working from the library as well)

  • Yes, that is a good point

  • Great! Just remember that the university provides silent study places where you can concentrate.

  • What a nice interpretation @MudassarAli Thank you

  • You have great skill)) @NIGHTVALENTINE

  • Very nice interpretation @IqraJaved Thank you

  • Great analysis! Thank you @NIGHTVALENTINE

  • Exactly. We will do our studies for ages if we read everything in detail. We need to be selective. Using reading techniques, we can save time finding relevant literature.

  • Awesome! Let me know how it goes)

  • You can do it as well. It is all about reading techniques that can help you survey text effectively and save time.

  • Great! In the next steps, you will learn reading techniques that can save you time.

  • There is no need to read the entire text. The abstract and conclusion sections usually provide general information about an article. Try printing the second and eleventh pages and reading them again if you are having trouble reading it on the screen. You can do it) @TayyebaMehmood

  • Great points @SomaiyaHoque Thank you

  • Thank you for highlighting it. Yes, sometimes we have to force ourselves to read and analyze many articles critically. It helps us to establish our perspective.

  • You have to do a lot of reading during your studies. Fortunately, we have access to a variety of tools that can save us time. For example, I use Scholarcy https://www.scholarcy.com/, the online article summarizer tool. It reads articles, reports and book chapters in seconds and breaks them down into bite-sized sections – so you can quickly assess how important...

  • Thank you for sharing your experience @SomaiyaHoque

  • Thank you for sharing this. @TayyebaMehmood Rather than a reading list, it looks more like a course description. Usually, reading lists cover topics that are closely related to your learning course.

  • Great experience! Thank you)

  • That is great! It's also a good idea to look through this reading list after lectures @NIGHTVALENTINE

  • That is good practice for introducing upcoming lectures or seminars. What about the reading list of the course? Have you been provided with it?

  • Awesome) Reading should be no problem for you @MgKyawthu

  • Yes, I agree. Compared to an ebook, I find it easier to navigate a paper book.

  • Me too) The articles I print are usually the ones I refer to repeatedly.

  • Thank you for raising awareness about this topic. It is evident that you have prepared well and presented with confidence. Well done! It's great that you grabbed attention right from the start. You have an introduction and a conclusion in your presentation. Good job! @OluwaseunOpoola

  • Thank you @TayyebaMehmood for a nice presentation. In one minute you provided so much interesting information. You introduced yourself and your topic at the beginning which is great. Your speech is nice and clear. Goob job!

  • Thank you @ToyinAfuape Despite not being familiar with the topic, I liked the tone of your voice. You spoke quickly at first due to worry, but after 30 sec you became confident and spoke more slowly. You did a great job! You clearly are well prepared. You should be proud of yourself.

  • Very good point @EseosasereIgberaese Thank you)

  • Yes, and you will definitely find many friends) @ToyinAfuape

  • Certainly, we can be helpful to each other. And that is awesome)

  • Fantastic!)

  • You seem ready for new challenges. That is great)

  • Hope you enjoy this time @MaheswaranSivaramachandran

  • You are welcome)

  • Yes, both of these experiences are priceless.

  • Great point! @OlusolaEmmanuelAimasiko Thank you

  • What thoughtful reflective notes! @MaheswaranSivaramachandran Thank you for sharing it with us.

  • Awesome) Hope you will use it @ToyinAfuape

  • You are welcome @EseosasereIgberaese See you next week)

  • You are doing great! Just keep going! It would be a pleasure to listen to your presentation. Although I know you were having technical difficulties. See you next week @SomaiyaHoque )

  • Great! It is wonderful to work in a team where everyone is involved.

  • yes) In the next step, you can find strategies for effective group work.

  • Good point @TeeMagz I think it can save time and make group work more effective.

  • HI, @TayyebaMehmood Thank you for sharing your experience. I suppose you were a team leader and effectively involved all group members. Well done! Regarding your question, definitely, the team leader needs to be one. You can discuss it in the group and choose one person. Next time the leader could be another member of the group. It is useful to try yourself in...

  • Great point @TayyebaMehmood Thank for highlighting this

  • That is true. This strategy can make collaborative work effective and improve our relationships with colleagues. Thank you, @MaheswaranSivaramachandran, for pointing it out.

  • Thank you for these notes)) @OluwaseunOpoola

  • Great! This week you have an opportunity to practise your speaking and share your recording with us. It is a good time to try some strategies.

  • Great!

  • Hi, @ToyinAfuape I have checked the link. Everything works fine and you do not need to register for watching videos. First, choose an episode. Then, scroll down and select the video you want to watch. Enjoy)

  • You are welcome) @ToyinAfuape This week has a lot of helpful information as well.

  • Hope you find it helpful) Welcome to week 2 @TanzidHossainShova @OluwaseunOpoola

  • Fantastic! Hope this week will be useful as well. @MudassarAli

  • @NnekaOkeke Great! Excellent news) Welcome to this course

  • Hi @GodfredAnnorGyan Welcome to this course.

  • Hi @MaurisabelCabeza Welcome aboard! I hope you enjoy it. We encourage students to make comments after each step for better interaction. Good luck!

  • Well done, @NIGHTVALENTINE! There is such confidence in your speech, and it is so clear.

  • Looking forward to listening to it @MaheswaranSivaramachandran

  • Sure, I agree. All three sections are vital in the preparation process. @MgKyawthu

  • Great advice! Thank you @MaheswaranSivaramachandran for sharing with us.

  • That is a good advice @OlarewajuSuliatAbiola Thanks

  • I like your step-by-step approach. Do you use any notes in your presentation? @TeeMagz

  • Well done @MaheswaranSivaramachandran! Good strategy. Our response has the same points)

  • Great strategy! @OlusolaEmmanuelAimasiko It is pretty close to our response. Thank you!

  • You are welcome @MaheswaranSivaramachandran and thanks for the great points.

  • You are welcome @OlusolaEmmanuelAimasiko Thank you for your feedback.

  • Great points guys )) @MgKyawthu @IqraJaved

  • You are welcome) Hope these strategies will help to avoid those three challenges that you mentioned in the previous step ;) @NIGHTVALENTINE

  • Sure, try to use them next time ;)

  • Thank you for you feedback @MgKyawthu Glad it helped )

  • You have sufficient experience working in a group. Thanks for sharing @SomaiyaHoque. That's true. It is possible for these situations to occur. Try leading a group next time. You seem to be able to manage group work effectively.

  • I appreciate you sharing this @OlusolaEmmanuelAimasiko That is true. An effective team leader should provide equal opportunities to everyone in the group. And you don't need to worry about your accent. There are thousands of international students studying at UK universities. I am sure people can understand what you are saying.

  • Thank you @MaheswaranSivaramachandran for sharing your experience. I believe your experience has some particular characteristics related to your occupation. During your studies, I hope you will have better experience with group work.

  • That is an interesting point that we can use the RAID method in other situations. Thank you for mentioning it @TeeMagz

  • Awesome! Thank you @IqraJaved for sharing your experience.

  • Remember, all great public speakers had the same feelings at the beginning of their careers. Practice is the key to mastering this skill. You tried ones. It is great. Next time will be better. @SomaiyaHoque

  • @TeeMagz @NIGHTVALENTINE Great advice! Thank you. @MgKyawthu All great public speakers had the same feelings at the beginning of their careers. Practice is the key to mastering this skill.

  • Wow) Your story is inspiring. Thank you for sharing it with us @NIGHTVALENTINE

  • @AlanAlves I agree with you. It is easy to forget new words and phrases without practising.

  • Great point @TeeMagz Definitely, we learn from our mistakes. So we need to keep practising.

  • Great points @OlusolaEmmanuelAimasiko Thank you)