The most useful thing for me was to learn how to reference and how to avoid plagiarism, which I wouldnt have known if I didnt take the pre-sessional course.
In the summer pre-sessional we gave presentations and attended seminars. It was helpful to learn how to participate and say useful things.
My friends on the Masters course who didnt do the pre-sessional found it quite difficult to find suitable references, and to know how to avoid plagiarism. It needs time, and we learnt it on the pre-sessional, along with many other things, like grammar, and critical thinking.
I also took part in many activities, such as Book Chat, and Global Café its good to get to know people and their cultures.
Im currently studying MSc Physics, and after my course I plan to do a PhD.
Abdulsalam studied Postgraduate pre-sessional English and Language for Science: General Science.