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.
You can find out more about peer mentors and how to book one on SDW (Student Digital Workspace).
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.