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How to Succeed in Your Social Science Degree
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How to Succeed in Your Social Science Degree



© 2007 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'As a guide to living and studying at university, this book goes beyond describing basic study skills and instead invites the reader to use ideas from sociology to make sense of the role of being a student, the university as an institution and the professional relationships between students and lecturers. It is written in a style that feels like having a supportive and experienced tutor, who has bags of common sense and has seen hundreds of students through university, talking you through the issues while offering practical advice and wise commentary to help you come to terms with the demands of being a student' - Peter Lunt, Brunel University

How do you survive the university experience? What do tutors want? How can you express yourself best in tutorials, seminars, essays and exams?

This book takes a clear-eyed approach to the challenges of university life, offers realistic advice and demonstrates how to acquire transferable skills with a view to future employability. All of the basics are here:

" How educational performance can be maximized

" How to develop powers of expression

" How to analyze data

" What to do and avoid doing in writing a dissertation

" What to do to make sure that university life brings the best employment prospects

" What skills and performance impress tutors

" What employers want

Written in an engaging and no-nonsense style by experienced teachers, the book offers students the perfect one-stop guide to making their university study experience count.

 
PART ONE: UNIVERSITY LIFE AND EMPLOYABILITY
 
Starting Off
 
How Students See It
 
What Do Tutors Want?
 
What Employers Want
 
PART TWO: MAXIMIZING YOUR PERFORMANCE
 
Writing Skills
 
Verbal Skills
 
Starting Your Dissertation
 
Collecting the Data
 
Data Analysis and Writing up a Dissertation
 
Pulling It All Together

"This book takes a clear approach to the challenges of university life, offers realistic advice, and demonstrates how to acquire transferable skills for future employment.  Issues examined include how to maximize your academic performance, develop powers of expression, analyze data, write a dissertation, and identify what employers want."

—ABSTRACTS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND ENVIRONMENT

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