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



256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"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



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. Topics covered include:

" What employers want;

" How educational performance can be maximized;

" How to maximise powers of expression;

" How to analyze data;

" What to do and avoid doing in writing a dissertation.

Written in an engaging and non-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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Hilary Arksey

Hilary Arksey worked in SPRU for many years, building up a reputation in research into informal care and carers needs. She led on this work in the Unit. It took her to many interesting places around the world where her experience and knowledge in this field helped to spread good practice and research collaborations. She retired from SPRU in 2010 More About Author

David E Harris

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