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Preparing for Tutorials
Your School or lecturer/tutor will make you aware of how many tutorials you will have to attend along with how often and when. Typically tutorials will be held on a weekly or fortnightly basis. You may be allocated a tutorial group or you may be asked to sign up for one at the end of your first/second lecture, or at the School Office.
The material to be covered in tutorials may be available to download via Queen’s Online, provided in your lectures or outlined in your module handbook. Before each tutorial, you will be expected to have done some preparation. For example if you are attending a tutorial that is practical based, you need to prepare beforehand by:
- Tackling any problems
- Submit answers to questions prior to attending the tutorial (if requested)
- Thought about any difficulties that you may have found relating to the material provided to you before the tutorial etc.
Even if your tutorial is not practical based, then it is likely that it is designed for discussion sessions. Therefore you should prepare in advance by:
- Doing all the required readings
- Identify and analyse the main topic or theme for the tutorial
- Consider the topic or theme from different angles
- Reflect on key issues or topics discussed either in lectures or the previous tutorial