Lectures are a main part of university life. A collective experience of suffering for most and a wellspring of knowledge for those few weirdos. Since you won’t be escaping them anytime soon, you might as well try to live with them. Here’s some tips on how to get the best out of university lectures.Continue reading “Studying IR #3: A guide to lectures”
Ah, reading. According to some of my students, once they get hold of a book, they start feeling queasy. As they read, they develop lightheadedness. Some start convulsing in pain. Ten minutes in, they have to be escorted to the ER. No seriously, this is exactly how one of my students described the experience of reading an introductory text in International Political Economy.
Hyperbole aside, reading, especially academic texts, is not the most exciting activity there is, but it is the most important part of studying IR. After all, a large part of IR is about understanding the thoughts of other scholars through their written work.Continue reading “Studying IR #2: A guide to reading”
I ran an informal poll on Instagram to candidly solicit opinions from my students on what type of content I should post. One of the suggestions was “college survival tips”, which kind of struck a personal chord.Continue reading “Studying IR #1: A cheat sheet for the road”