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Four ways I successfully engaged as a student

From the start of my medical career, I have been a strong advocate of prevention. I counsel my patients on prevention and risk factors even before early detection of diseases. My enthusiasm for this led me to pursue my Master’s degree in Public Health. In this contribution, I share what has been working for me as a successful and highly engaged student.

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Developing study skills: My advice as a student with learning difficulties

Throughout university, something I have done which helped me become more engaged with my studies has been going to tutoring sessions offered by the student support services in my university. As a student with a few learning difficulties, I have regular meetings with a study skills tutor. In these meetings, I can discuss any issues or concerns that I have with my assignments…

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The map to success: How mind-mapping helped me become a curious and self-directed learner

This is my story of when everything clicked. One day, a lecturer was explaining a concept in criminology, using sociology. At that moment, I became aware of all the existing connections between the subjects I was studying. From that point on, I started creating mind-maps to visually represent the connections of everything I had learnt in a particular week. Explaining an unknown concept using information from other subjects became second nature.

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