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"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 ENVIRONMENTThis 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.

Introduction
Introduction

Why another book on study skills? This one takes a different approach, based more on research in, and experience of, higher education. It offers students of social sciences a chance to use social science itself to understand the university, increasing competence in both areas.

Conventional Study Skills

You will have probably encountered some of these in taking your entry qualifications at school or college. We think that study skills are often presented as rather abstract approaches to a range of basic general activities involved in learning. Activities include being able to read effectively, take notes from a variety of sources, memorize sufficient material and prepare mentally for examinations. Important as these skills may be, they leave out a good deal of background understanding, and they often ...

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