University or College has a different method of teaching than in the school. Whilst in school also you will have finding facts by yourself, most of the major details will be “taught” by the teachers. As opposed to that at the college you will have professors and lecturers who play a role more of “facilitators” than a mere teacher, who will engage in a sort of a two-way discussion for letting you acquire subject matter. However it is not just theoretical material that you will learn at the university, hence the name “universal-city” where you will have an all-around knowledge of everything, in general, life.
Finding your own topics and materials
The university and lecturers will mostly lead you to find details. How far you engage in that is your decision. You can use a myriad of sources to do this; in the past it was more books, but now everything is digitalized and you can find anything via a search in the web. However something to remember is extensive usage and staring in to digital screens can weaken your sight. It is advisable to take an eye check up whenever you have the time, too. Especially if you are occupied in a course which takes a longer-time to complete, such as a medical degree in which you’d need to refer to a lot of books and search a lot of sites.
Making it your own work
Plagiarism, which is producing other’s work as your own- is a serious issue nowadays. It has effected in many higher educational institutes and academics taking various steps to prevent students from erring as such. When you refer from publications and internet sites you cannot just reproduce what appears in there; it should be in your own words. Therefore the easiest way to go about that is to read and understand what the subject is all about. Then you can add up everything you read and compile your own answer or research report. Make sure you read all the guidelines when such a research report is done. Most universities have their own formatting rules and referencing is a must, meaning you have to mention the publications, sites and books you gleaned the knowledge from; you will have to follow a universally accepted referencing process.
Presenting your projects
It is understood that students will have to follow the guidelines in printing the report. But presenting it is not just printing it, you need to organize the report in a formal manner. Use topics and subtopics; explain main details via bullet points; tabularize facts, name figures, include clear depictions of the material. If you have to make a PowerPoint presentation, do read some advices as it is a totally different formatting technique than preparing a word document. If you suffer from short eyesight, wear spectacles with professional glasses frames so everything will be visible so you can present even from a distance.
An “A” grade project relies on your ability to source quality information, organize it professionally and be attentive to the technicalities. So ensure you follow the guidelines and getting the grade you deserve.