A GUIDE TO FIRST-YEAR UNIVERSITY LIFE IN TUST




Let us now use your one-year experience of student life in TUST to help the incoming students next school year. Let us offer them advice, tips, and suggestions on how they can make their first year in TUST easier, more productive, and more fun.




Class 1, please work on:
GUIDE TO STUDIES


What can the new students expect about their first year in terms of academics? What are the subjects like? How should we study? How different is this from high school studying? How do we manage our homework and projects? And what about tests, do you have any tips? Anything and everything about classes, courses, and studying well during your first year, please write on this wikipage.





Class 2, please do:
GUIDE TO KEEPING AND MAKING RELATIONSHIPS

How do we manage our relationships during our first year in university? As you know, this is a time of change. How do we keep in contact with parents while we are away? What about our old friends back home? Being in a new environment, what can we do to get to know people, and make new friends? How do we relate to older students, and teachers? To roommates? To classmates? Anything and everything about adjusting and living well with people we know during our first year life, please write on this wikipage.




Class 3, please make the:
GUIDE ON THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO GO OUTSIDE CAMPUS

What does life outside the campus look like? Where can we go for good food? for shopping? for relaxation? What discoveries have you made about the Tanggu/Teda/Tianjin areas that will be useful for the new students? Anything and everything about making the most of all the places we can go in our vicinity, please write on this wikipage.





Class 4, please write about:
GUIDE ON THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO GO ON CAMPUS

What are the main areas inside the campus that the students must know about? Which places can we go to to get what we need, or to have some things done? What activities can the students take part in? What about the restaurants, shops, dormitories, school clubs? Anything and everything about how to go about our campus, please write on this wikipage.




Instructions:


One wikipage will be allotted for each of the guides listed above. Click on the guide topic assigned to your class to take you to the wikipage.

On the wikipage, each person in the class will write specific tips or advice. We will be choosing what subtopic each person will write about, so that you will not be repeating the same information. For example, in Class 4, one person will choose to write about the first floor cafeteria, another person about the fruit shop, yet another about joining a sports club, etc.

To make this activity work, only one person should be editing the page at one time. You will take turns, one by one, in editing the page, until we finish with thirty tips on the wikipage. How do we do this?

1. First, write down your advice on MS Word.

2. When your turn comes and you are finished writing your tips, you can click "Edit' to edit the wikipage.

3. Copy-paste what you wrote on Word onto the wikipage. You can also include a picture related to the tip or advice that you are giving, and place this on the right side of your paragraph/s.

4. Write your name at the bottom of the paragraph you wrote.

5. Click "Save" when you are finished. Do not forget this step.


While waiting for your turn to edit the page, you can check other tasks we have for today, or other activities on the wiki.

Do not make changes to your classmates' advice.


Enjoy!