Kickstarting Your Academic Career: Skills to Succeed in the Social Sciences

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University of Toronto Press, Feb 10, 2017 - College environment - 144 pages
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Kickstarting Your Academic Career is a primer on the common scholastic demands that social sciences students face upon entering college or university. Based on the challenges that instructors most often find students need help with, the authors offer practical advice and tips on topics such as how to communicate with instructors, take notes, read a textbook, research and write papers, and write successful exams. The succinct writing and clear organization make this an essential reference for first-year students as they encounter post-secondary work for the first time, and a useful refresher for upper-year students looking to refine their skills.
 

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Contents

Where to start? the Basics oF the cLassroom
1
so You thought You KneW hoW to read? readings
2
on the midterm grind
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sKiLLs and
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Index
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Robert L. Ostergard, Jr. is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Stacy B. Fisher is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno (retired).

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