Getting started online in the Bachelor of Agriculture

Third-year Bachelor of Agriculture (Production Animal Science) student, Laura explains why she loves studying at Melbourne and gives us some of her top tips to success that supported her throughout her studies.

Bachelor of Agriculture student, Sophie also gives us a few more tips to get started at Melbourne.

Laura's tips for online study

  1. Create a lecture checklist

    Lots of students struggle to keep up-to-date with their lectures. It is helpful to create a checklist for each subject to ensure you watch them all. Place your checklist somewhere visible to stay motivated; plus physically ticking each lecture off the list can be very satisfying.

  2. Take regular, short study breaks 

    Avoid too much screen time with short breaks between your classes and lectures. Go for a walk, play with your pet or even make yourself a snack. A little time out is a great way to give your brain a rest throughout a busy day.

  3. Make a study group with your peers

    Study groups are an effective and fun method to prepare for quizzes or exams. They can help you stay motivated, work through difficult problems and provide a social outlet, so you can get to know other students in the Bachelor of Agriculture as you learn.

  4. Ask for help, if needed

    Don't hesitate to speak up and ask a question whenever you're uncertain about new content or procedures. Your subject tutors and lecturers are always there to provide further explanations and clarification. The University also offers study skills workshops and additional student services.

  5. Join the Agriculture and Food Science Society

    The Bachelor of Agriculture is a cohort full of people with similar interests and passions. Joining the Agriculture and Food Science Society is an easy way to make new friends and take part in exciting social events- our regular ‘Farmer Parma’ dinner meet ups are always popular.

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