How to Get a First

How to Get a First

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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.comThe Essential Guide to Academic Success Thomas Dixon ... the page numbers of a specific edition) is from an essay about the Stoics and their attitudes to emotion: Cicero wrote, in his ... Longer quotations should be in a smaller font size (10- or 11 -point instead of 12-point, say) and should not be put within quotation marks.

Title:How to Get a First
Author:Thomas Dixon
Publisher:Routledge - 2004-08-05


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