How to Study at University

Practical tips and general thoughts on how to study at a Western university

As everybody knows, not everybody knows

Point: Avoid expressions like obviously and of course It can be surprising what other people don’t know. Some people – quite intelligent people, sometimes – don’t know the most obvious things. Some people – often female people – don’t know the offside rule in football, for example. Other people – often male people – don’t know […]

Hedging

Point: Be cautious in your writing. If you are learning how to be an academic, you are learning how to find the truth. At least, you are learning the Western academic way to find the truth. Or aspects of the truth. (I’m hedging here.) One of the problems, though – perhaps the main problem – […]

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