Tagged With uni success guide 2011

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So far in our Uni Success Guide we've covered PC choices for students, scoring cheap textbooks and planning your study regime -- all areas where technology can play a major role. But there was a single central core of advice that emerged when we asked readers for their tips on university success, around a much simpler and more timeless concept: asking how everything works and making sure you utilise all the resources that are available to you.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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iTunes U -- the section of the iTunes store which offers podcasts from universities -- is a useful resource for current and intending students alike, letting you catch up on course content or see how a different campus approaches the same topic. Just how much Australian content can you find there?

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If you're looking for a hotel, chances are you'll go searching for reviews from other consumers before booking. My Lecturer applies the same logic to university, allowing you to rate subjects you've done and browse reviews left by other past students for courses you're considering.

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There's pretty much no question that you'll want a portable computer for use at university, but should you go the cheap and cheerful netbook route or splurge on a powerhouse that will see you through your degree? Lifehacker student readers weigh up the alternatives.