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    Default Uni- How difficult is it?

    I went back to Uni this year after quitting school at 15! I'm now 22 the essays you get a hang of, as pp said with learning centres who proof read etc you will be fine!

    I have applied for nursing next year as that was my original plan. I'm hiring a tutor to get my maths upto scratch. I wish I did the foundation studies but I don't really want to waist time now

    Good luck and you will make lots of friends on or off campus!!!!

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    Agree with what everyone else has said - go for it! Find out about every single support service that the university offers and take full advantage of them all - it's what you're paying for. Start small to avoid getting overwhelmed; I say just do one unit per semester for your first couple of semesters until you understand exactly what standard of work is required, then you can always increase your workload the following semester if you're finding it easy.

    Good luck and don't doubt yourself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    Yep that's one of the reasons i'm attracted to nursing. It's likely to be a very secure career choice.

    I've heard others say first year is a lot easier and they are far more lenient when it comes to essays and the likes.

    I think you guys have convinced me and i will stick with the foundation studies next year and just see how it goes.

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    My personal opinion is that first year was the hardest! After that your studies become more focused in key areas and it's more interesting and not harder. Third year was by far the best for me - it's applied learning, which is way more interesting!

    First year is easier for rote learners who are good at remembering a bunch of info but not so good at applying it to solve problems IMO.

    Good luck with it and enjoy your learning

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    I was wondering are the prep courses people have recommended doing just the foundation studies you can do to get into uni or the actual tertiary prep certificates you can do at TAFE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marepoppin View Post
    You won't write many essays in nursing. It's not an English or Arts degree, Harvest Moon. Yes, do a foundation course to get your confidence and knowledge up, but as an Allied Health student at the end of my second year of my degree, that's 4 semesters, I have written..... Maybe 6 essays. Out of 21 courses.... 6 essays. It's just not really the done thing in health; it's practical courses and workbooks, and mid semester and final semester exams. Exams with short answer or multiple choice questions, not essays! You'll start writing treatment plans and stuff in second year. They won't be essays either.

    Sweetheart, if that's all you are afraid of... Then you have very, very little to fear!
    I did nursing, we did many essays...

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    Agreed! I'm a registered nurse and there were a lot of assignments, talks and exams to do. As well as prac placements.

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    But it was definitely worth it! It's a fantastic job =)

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    Unis are in the business of graduating students and most of my lecturers over the years have been very supportive and approachable. As others have said, there are also support services that can proof read essays etc to support you.

    Another tip, read any written work out loud. Sounds silly but is great for picking up mistakes and sentences that do not work.

    I say go for it!

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    Oops old thread..

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelle65 View Post
    Oops old thread..
    Meh, that's cool. I'm stii considering it for next year- just not nursing!

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