Book Title: Navigating an Undergraduate Degree in the Social Sciences

Subtitle: Tips and Strategies

Authors: Diane Symbaluk, Robyn Hall, and Geneve Champoux

Book Description: Learn how to succeed over the course of an undergraduate degree in the social sciences. This brief manual includes detailed instructions and advice on how to study, write and research at the academic level, and includes examples of works by students that demonstrate these principles.

License:
Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial

Contents

Book Information

Book Description

Learn Strategies to Succeed as an Undergraduate Student in the Social Sciences

Navigating an Undergraduate Degree in the Social Sciences: Tips and Strategies is based on a combination of the authors’ personal reflections and prior experiences teaching and mentoring thousands of students through their undergraduate degrees. The suggestions in this guide are the result of  research into best practices for assisting students alongside strategies used by high achieving former students that the authors have taught or assisted.

Features

  • Strategies on how to organize lecture notes and study effectively
  • Details on how exam questions are developed and how best to tackle them
  • How to write an essay including how to narrow a topic and outline ideas
  • How to conduct library research and reference works properly using APA (7th ed.) format
  • An overview of how to write a research proposal including important ethical considerations in research
  • The main format for writing a publishable research report
  • Effective approaches to developing a curriculum vitae and applying to graduate school
  • Sample student works, including an essay, research report, and poster

Cover design by Robyn Hall. Cover image by geralt under a Pixabay License.

Authors

Diane Symbaluk, Robyn Hall, and Geneve Champoux

License

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Navigating an Undergraduate Degree in the Social Sciences by Diane Symbaluk, Robyn Hall, and Geneve Champoux is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Subject

Higher & further education, tertiary education

Metadata

Title
Navigating an Undergraduate Degree in the Social Sciences
Authors
Diane Symbaluk, Robyn Hall, and Geneve Champoux
Reviewers
Cari Merkley and Alison Foster
License

Icon for the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Navigating an Undergraduate Degree in the Social Sciences by Diane Symbaluk, Robyn Hall, and Geneve Champoux is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

This is the first revised edition of the Thomson Nelson Guide to Success in Social Science: Writing Papers and Exams by Diane Symbaluk (2006) published by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited.

Please cite this work as follows:
Symbaluk, D., Hall, R., & Champoux, G. (2019). Navigating an undergraduate degree in the social sciences: Tips and strategies. MacEwan Open Books. https://doi.org/10.31542/b.gm.2

Primary Subject
Higher & further education, tertiary education
Additional Subject(s)
Society & Social Sciences, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Economics
Publisher
MacEwan Open Books
Publication Date
December 9, 2019
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
https://dx.doi.org/10.31542/b.gm.2