Thursday, 17 October 2013

How to succeed as a student in the Social Communication and Journalism faculty

By Daniel José Gallego (undergraduate Social Communication and Journalism student, level 6 English)

Social Communication and Journalism is a profession that is constantly being updated. Many people think that it is an easy degree, but it depends on you and your engagement with the subjects. For example, if you do not go to class, you will not learn so well.

Firstly, the most important thing to succeed as a student is to be constantly up-to-date because you have to read, listen to and watch news. It is not only for the classes but also for all your life. You can listen to the radio while you are in the bus, for example listening to Caracol Radio, an important news station. Sometimes in the classes you have to know what happened yesterday or in the morning. The radio class is one example of these classes.

Another thing that you have to do to succeed is to prepare for your classes. The teachers give readings to you.  You should read these carefully because they are the topics of your next class. For example, in “Theory” you have to read a lot, and there are many copies. When you arrive to class with the readings you understand the topics better and you can have a discussion with your classmates and your teacher. In “Semiotics” we usually do this; we prepare the readings and we discuss them in class.

These are my tips if you want to study Social Communication and Journalism and want to succeed. It really depends on you whether the degree is difficult or easy.

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