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
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 184 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/08/2004
- Category: Society & social sciences
- ISBN: 9780415317337