"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.

What Do Tutors Want?

What do tutors want?

Chapter Overview

  • Finding out what tutors want.
  • Professional detachment.
  • Grading assignments – criteria and learning outcomes.
  • Notions of academic development, progression and ‘graduateness’.
  • Preferred learning styles.
  • Avoiding plagiarism.
  • A brief insight into the professional worlds of the academic.

It might seem obvious, but what tutors actually want could be a key concern for those students wishing to work to gain maximum returns in assignments. We are not suggesting that you simply try to find out what tutors want and then give it to them – that would produce rather dull and conformist essays, even if you could be sure you knew what was wanted in that much detail. As we shall see, many tutors in social science subjects reward independent thinkers who can argue, and do ...

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