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Reading is extremely vital for Postgraduate studies, Students told

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Acting Student Learning Specialist Shaleshni Prasad with students

Students undertaking postgraduate studies at The University of the South Pacific (USP) Lautoka Campus have been advised to inculcate a culture of reading during the tenure of their programme.
Lautoka Campus Director, Dr Pramila Devi, during orientation last week for the Postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture programme, encouraged the students to properly manage their study time.
Reinforcing the Director’s advice, Shaleshni Prasad, Student Learning Support (SLS) specialist at the Lautoka Campus informed the students how reading is as integral component of their higher education studies. 
Prasad said unlike undergraduate studies, the postgraduate programme is quite intense and requires a lot of reading. 
“While doing your Postgraduate Diploma programme, you have to read a lot of research material, so reading and understanding will take a lot of your time. 
As part of her specialist support Prasad explained that books and texts have a pattern, and once students are able to understand this pattern, reading becomes quite easy. 
The SLS officer also reiterated the importance of time management while undertaking higher education studies.  “Along with a lot more reading, as a student you have to properly manage your time otherwise things will become very difficult for you,” she said.
“It is understandable that in this period of your life you will have a lot of commitments on a personal and professional level, but how well you allocate time for all these activities will be the plus point,” Prasad stressed.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture is offered in three streams; Agricultural Economics, Animal Science and Crop Science. 

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