"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.

Pulling it All Together

Pulling it all together

Chapter Overview

  • Managing university life.
  • Knowing your tutors.
  • Transferable skills and employability.
  • Study skills.

As the authors, we cannot be sure how you will have read this book. It is common these days for students to read selectively, dipping in and out of relevant chapters. Indeed, we recommend this technique ourselves. We have provided some guidance to the contents of the book if you want to do this. However, we cannot assume that you will have seen any general themes or issues emerging unless you have been looking for them. There are some overall points that seem to be worth making.

You will have seen from the Introduction that we have assumed that you will already know some of the conventional study skills involved ...

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