Congratulations on being admitted to USask. You have an exciting and challenging journey ahead of you. It is easy and logical to assume that learning at university will be similar to learning in high school. It is possible that you simply attended the classes and completed the assignments you needed to graduate, without even thinking about what it meant to be a high school student. Taking some time to reflect on what it means to be a university student and how that is different from being a high school student will prepare you to meet the demands ahead of you.
Being offered admission to the university means you are being invited to participate in a scholarly community where you will discover new things about yourself and the world around you. By accepting this offer, you are committing to becoming an active participant of the USask community, and like any other community, the scholarly community has expectations of how you will act and interact as part of it. You will bring expertise with you in some ways of learning, but you will also encounter assignments, exams, and expectations that are entirely new to you.
The purpose of this tutorial is to help you better understand the expectations of you as a contributing member of the academic community. By completing this tutorial, you will become more confident in your understanding of your instructors’ (and the institution’s) expectations. You will also begin to develop the skills needed to communicate effectively within the community so that you can feel more prepared heading into your first term of study.
Time Commitment: This module should take less than an hour to complete.
As members of the scholarly community at the University of Saskatchewan, we acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respect to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another.
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