« on: June 24, 2008, 11:03:57 PM »
In anticipation of school starting up in a few months, I have been browsing this board and seeing a disturbing amount of people who seem to ooze in-depth knowledge about what we're all going to be going through, as well as how to be prepared for it. There are some threads already in this vein, but in perusing them I find they often quickly turn into rather convoluted back-and-forth or a hash of implied knowledge that I never picked up. In my own confusion (and probable ignorance), I would like to use this thread to ask:
-What do I really NEED to know going into September?
What skills, items, terms, whatever, will they absolutely expect you to know right off the bat? What do I need to do to be prepared for the basics? Know how to write a brief, for example? (I honestly have no idea, just threw that out there.)
-What is not absolutely necessary to know going in, but is still (1) worthwhile to look into and (2) will give me a leg up come this fall?
-And, finally, where might I find this valuable information?
Hopefully we can come up with some helpful responses...I'd really appreciate it, and I'm sure others floating around here would too.