The new edition of this best-selling study skills book provides a practical guide for success for students at every level of their study in criminology or criminal justice degree. Fully-revised and thoroughly updated to reflect changes in the curriculum, the book continues to provide students with practical and relevant information for their degree including topics on: choosing courses, sourcing and researching, applying theory to practice, writing essays, presentation skills, revision, taking exams, and careers after your degree. Additional content for the new edition includes:

a new chapter on plagiarism; developments in virtual learning environments and e-resources; expanded coverage of internet and e-learning skills; your move from high school to university and the varying levels within your degree.

Part One
Part one

The first part of this book is focused on introducing new students to university study. In the first chapter, advice is given that will be particularly useful for first-year students and those returning to study after a lengthy break. In this section we will provide an overview of the experience of being an undergraduate and will also discuss a range of key issues related to studying in Higher Education. For those of you starting at university for the first time, this is important because the majority of you beginning a degree will do so with an increasingly varied range of previous experiences. While many of you will have undertaken ‘A’ level study at college or in sixth forms, an increasing number of ...

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