Book ReviewsKickstarting your Academic Career — Skills to Succeed in the Social Sciences

Kickstarting your Academic Career — Skills to Succeed in the Social Sciences

Kickstarting your Academic Career — Skills to Succeed in the Social Sciences

By: Robert L. Ostergard, Jr. & Stacy B. Fisher
144 pages
ISBN 978-1-4426-3561-6


Kickstarting Your Academic Career is a primer on the common scholastic demands that social science 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.

Robert L. Ostergard, Jr. is 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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