Outside of class, you’ll spend a lot of your time studying and researching topics, and then writing about them.
An average student is expected to spend 150 hours per paper each semester:
For four papers, this comes to about:
Per week (in a 15 week semester), that’s about:
So, an average student might study for about 40 hours per week, which is like having a full time job.
At AUT, our Library has examples and videos that show you how to write essays, reports and other assignments.
The video below is about how to write a body paragraph for an essay.
Our peer mentoring programme puts you in touch with a senior student who will mentor you in a specific subject or on general academic skills.
Using the Library is linked to getting better grades. All AUT campuses have a library where you can borrow books and journals, get help or join a workshop, and book a room for study.
Check out the Library website for details.