24 July 2008

How to Get a Good Degree

The quick answer to how to get a good degree is of course to graduate with first class honours from a world class university. But such advice is about as reductively simplistic as Paul Getty's formula for getting rich: "Rise early. Work late. Strike oil." Obviously there's a lot more to it than that, and Phil Race's guidelines are based on the realistic supposition that most students need support and guidance throughout the whole of their three years as an undergraduate. It's a supposition that is sadly true more than ever in the current academic climate (in the UK at least). Tutors are under government pressure to produce 'research' (which few people read) and many of their original teaching commitments have been sub-contracted to part-time teachers and postgraduate students... Read more >>


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