How to Pass a Degree with Confidence
A study guide for a university or college degree.
Anthony Fox MSc BSc Hons
Anthony Fox MSc BSc Hons
It’s not illegal to tell you, but immoral. But it’s safe to say if you learn the rules of critical thinking, then provided you have enough time, you can answer any question, but the problem then becomes, are you certain? Because critical thinking and evaluation is about making the right decision without what I call excess baggage which we pick up since birth, from everyone around us, who just so happens to be our friends and foes and of course our parents.
Yes, the number of times I have sent my computer from the black hole and back again. In that time I have often wondered what else it can do, apart from just add up.
That's why I studied artificial intelligence at university. The things you learn. It’s amazing what artificial intelligence is doing to make the world a better place to live in, if only you would give it a chance.
Even today, AI (Artificial Intelligence) is used in a host of products; from cancer screening, passport control, mobile phone apps, you name it AI is there as your quarterback ready and waiting to launch an offensive, with the old two nine routine. If you see it, forget it.
When you suffer with bipolar you have a habit of repeating yourself, or something like that, they call it rapid cycling. But with something as important as making the right decision at crucial times it’s important to repeat yourself.
The hardest part sometimes is not knowing if you have made the right decision, until you have. It’s easy for a computer to make the right or wrong decision because it has no feelings. It doesn't matter if your credit card goes barmy, or your hairdryer goes on the blink, because it's only after you have made the decision, that sometimes you realise you have made the right or wrong choice.
It’s a puzzle only made worse when you have not negated all of the negative bias and bigotry that you have brought with you since birth. So understanding what the question asked is first principle of critical thinking. Believe me, if you do not understand this principle you are going nowhere fast.
There is an old saying, which programmers like me, like to use about cryptography, you can crack the code, but, can you understand the message? You may think you do, that is almost guaranteed. The question is, are you certain?
I devote a chapter in my book to: why students fail with explanation and examples so that you don’t fail?
Plus: the number one topic you should understand, it could mean the difference between passing and failing?
Here is a list of stories included in “How to Pass a Degree with Confidence” they are not in any order, purely random.
To be or not to be
It’s never too late
We don't all wear the same shoes
We have all the time in the world
Sat there like a Cheshire cat
There’s a bit more meat on the bone
More stress than a chaining smoking nurse
The golden rule
How I got my T-Shirt
A girl came knocking on my window
Realise your potential it’s within you to succeed. Your success is not proportional to the effort you put in, that part is purely random.
I can win the lottery in a second, but spend a lifetime finding a cure for cancer. Which is more rewarding?
The book “How to Pass a Degree with Confidence” also includes the following:
A study guide including: How to write your project or dissertation, exam preparation, how to research, time management, how to reference correctly, critical thinking, how to study, how to revise, a girl game knocking at my window, how to build confidence, the need to set goals, a student perspective, how to cope with stress, how to cope with meagre funds, score more goals than Casanova, top tips for university, and much more.
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An interesting; innovative, motivating self-help book on how to pass a university degree with confidence, by providing not only the do’s and don’ts, but also an insightful and fascinating personal experience. It was written using the author’s experience gained as a student representative as well as the achievement of gaining an MSc and a BSc Honours degree. Comprehensive and detailed information is provided, to help those individuals contemplating an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree visualise and achieve their goals.
Each chapter recalls a personal experience that helps to reinforce the academic topic. Every important academic aspect is covered to help you achieve what you want.
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