How to Get a First: The Essential Guide to Academic Success / Edition 1

How to Get a First: The Essential Guide to Academic Success / Edition 1

by Thomas Dixon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415317320

ISBN-13: 9780415317320

Pub. Date: 09/27/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this informative guide, Thomas Dixon argues that you do not have to be a genius to get a first at university. He sets out to de-mystify first-class degrees in the arts, humanities and social sciences, clearly articulating the difference between the excellent and the merely competent in undergraduate work.

This concise, no-nonsense guidebook will give

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In this informative guide, Thomas Dixon argues that you do not have to be a genius to get a first at university. He sets out to de-mystify first-class degrees in the arts, humanities and social sciences, clearly articulating the difference between the excellent and the merely competent in undergraduate work.

This concise, no-nonsense guidebook will give prospective and current students advice on teaching and learning styles that prevail in university and on how to manage their two most important resources - their time and their lecturers. In an accessible and entertaining style, the author looks at subjects such as:

  • making the transition from school to university
  • developing transferable skills
  • making use of lectures and seminars
  • using libraries and the Internet
  • note-taking, essays, seminars and presentations
  • common mistakes to avoid
  • writing with clarity and style
  • revision and examinations.

Illustrated with many examples from a range of academic disciplines, How to Get a First is an all-purpose guide to success in academic life. Visit the companion website www.getafirst.com

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415317320
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/27/2004
Series:
Routledge Study Guides
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Taking Aim: The Task and the Resources 3. Lectures, Classes and Seminars 4. Libraries and Reading Lists 5. Reading and Taking Notes from Books and Articles 6. Using the Internet 7. Planning Essays, Presentations and Dissertations 8. Giving a Presentation 9. Writing Essays and Dissertation I: The Basics 10. Writing Essays and Dissertations II: Arguing with Style 11. Revision and Exams 12. How to Get a First

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