Laboratory and other practical sessions


Laboratory and other practical sessions at university might start with quite long introductions before you do the work.  If you cannot recall the instructions then the lecturer/demonstrators/technicians are there to help.  Email the convenor in advance if this is a problem for you, then they will know to ask someone to see you quickly after the introduction is finished. 

If you struggle to get a turn with shared equipment, letting the staff know in advance means that they will know to help you. 

You will need to keep a notebook, which is usually an assessed document.  Some students have such bad handwriting that they are allowed to use a laptop for all their notes.  (You can get wifi keyboards with protective coverings for lab/underwater use so that you can type up your work whilst your laptop is placed safely away from any chemicals/equipment.) 

Some students get note taking help for labs.  This is usually because they have Dyspraxia or Dyslexia as well as their AS.


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