How to Survive First Year Engineering

Written by A Khan

So you just got accepted in your engineering program…joy, but you are still doubtful. You ask yourself, could I actually handlerepparttar stress,repparttar 138028 sleepless nights,repparttar 138029 solitary life style andrepparttar 138030 Exams? Well hopefully after reading this guide you might just be able to do so and perhaps without going insane or bald.

Buy a Calendar Yes I know what you are thinking a calendar but I don’t need a calendar. I was like that too, heck I never used my agenda through out high school, and I managed to reach here right? Wrong! This is not high school and if you miss a due date for a test or exam you can not tell your mommy to write a note. Trust me I tried. Time management skill is vital if not necessary, it helps you plan forrepparttar 138031 endless upcoming due dates of assignments and gives you a better picture of what tests to study for. A common miscomputation is that you can keep up with all your courses every week. This is impossible especially if you want any resemblance of a social life. Firstly forgetrepparttar 138032 time you think you might be able to put aside duringrepparttar 138033 weekday. After a long day of lectures and labs you will be too tired to do anything and its best just to get a good night sleep. So,repparttar 138034 only real time you got to study, play and sleep is duringrepparttar 138035 weekend. Hence, a Calendar will help you in deciding what course to study for, what homework or assignment to do, and if it’s really ok to get wasted that night.

Join a Study Group I can not emphasizerepparttar 138036 importance of study groups, especially in engineering. Study groups are not only for dummies, they also help nerds. Forrepparttar 138037 dummies this isrepparttar 138038 perfect opportunity to understandrepparttar 138039 problem and to get vital input from others and forrepparttar 138040 nerds it gives an opportunity to revise and really understand their stuff. For, there is no better way of studying then teaching others what you know. Apart from helping you passrepparttar 138041 course, study groups also help to socialize us engineers. I mean you could go to library and study all by your self, achieverepparttar 138042 top marks in class and graduate with honors but how effective of an engineer would you be inrepparttar 138043 real world? Inrepparttar 138044 real world you won’t be given a list of problems to be completed in a 2 hour time period, but rather as an engineer you will be expected to work with others and on problems which rarely have fixed or single solutions.

How to email your Professor?

Written by A Khan

So its 12:30 Pm and there you are atrepparttar computer trying to refreshrepparttar 138027 email inbox page. The big test is tomorrow and your Professor still hasn’t replied back, but why? Contrary to popular belief, that your Professor wants you to fail,repparttar 138028 problem could stem fromrepparttar 138029 fact that your email never reached him/her. Hence,repparttar 138030 purpose of this guide is to show students how to write an effective email to their Professors.

The From Field Always use your University or College email address when sending an email to your professor. This not only assuresrepparttar 138031 professor that you are indeed a student but also avoids your email from getting put inrepparttar 138032 spam box. Many Universities and Colleges now employ a system of only allowing emails to be received from certain domains anything else (hotmail, yahoo...etc) is either automatically put inrepparttar 138033 spam box or is forwarded torepparttar 138034 Professor as a potential spam. Example:

The To Field This isrepparttar 138035 single most important field, if you mess up in here there you can kiss your email good bye. Avoid puttingrepparttar 138036 Professor’s name withrepparttar 138037 email (A Prof ), since not all emailing system can handle this format. It is always best to send your email torepparttar 138038 Professor’s University or College account, since that isrepparttar 138039 email account that your Professor checks, or should check,repparttar 138040 most. And again before sendingrepparttar 138041 email double check to verify that email address was typed correctly. Example:

The Subject Field The subject field should be ofrepparttar 138042 following format: CollegeName-CourceCode-Title-Subject

CollegeName: Isrepparttar 138043 name of your post secondary institution (America Learning College, Boston University…etc). Yes I do realize that this may seem a bit redundant but it is important. Most Professors (Usually new Professors) teach at one or more Universities and Colleges at any given term, andrepparttar 138044 email from those institutions gets forwarded to one main address, usually their ISP email address. So to keep things organized its best to writerepparttar 138045 name ofrepparttar 138046 College or University inrepparttar 138047 Subject Field. CourseCode- Isrepparttar 138048 code name ofrepparttar 138049 course (MTH140, CPS124, GEF345…etc). It’s best to keeprepparttar 138050 letters Capital and no spaces betweenrepparttar 138051 number and letter.

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