ABSTRACT

Written by leading academics, this book is an invaluable ‘how to …’ guide to studying for a Geography degree. Written in a practical and conversational style, it offers important insights into how to succeed in the first year of your degree course, covering everything from how to succeed in assessments to how to decide where to live. Some of the information the book provides is academic and some of it is non-academic, as negotiating both is important in order to be successful in the first year of a Geography degree.

Studying Geography at University is ideal for those in the early stages of applying to university. Each chapter offers hints and tips and gives practical real-world insights into becoming a successful geography student that will enrich applications, open days and visit days. It is also possible to dip into the chapter summaries, ‘What Do Students Say?’ and ‘Top Tip’ boxes only. Written by current students, from a range of institutions, these provide unique insights into the book's key points. Current students should also keep and refer to the book as an invaluable guide through the first few months of their degree.

This guide is a must-read for anyone starting their studies in Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Science or any other related subject at university.

part Part I|64 pages

What to Expect When Your Geography Degree Begins

chapter 2Chapter 1|5 pages

Accommodation and the Social Transition to University

BySimon Tate, Peter Hopkins

chapter Chapter 2|9 pages

The Types of Geography You Can Study at University

BySimon Tate, Peter Hopkins

chapter Chapter 3|5 pages

Degree Organisation and Structure

BySimon Tate, Peter Hopkins

chapter Chapter 4|7 pages

Approaches to Geography Teaching and Learning

BySimon Tate, Peter Hopkins

chapter Chapter 5|6 pages

Getting the Most Out of Lectures

BySimon Tate, Peter Hopkins

chapter Chapter 6|6 pages

Getting the Most Out of Seminars and Tutorials

BySimon Tate, Peter Hopkins

chapter Chapter 7|8 pages

Your Tutor and Other Sources of Support

BySimon Tate, Peter Hopkins

chapter Chapter 8|7 pages

How Will You be Assessed?

BySimon Tate, Peter Hopkins

chapter Chapter 9|9 pages

What to Expect from the First Couple of Weeks at University

BySimon Tate, Peter Hopkins

part Part II|102 pages

The Academic Skills You Need to Succeed

chapter 66Chapter 10|6 pages

Listening Skills

BySimon Tate, Peter Hopkins

chapter Chapter 11|5 pages

Effective Note-Taking

BySimon Tate, Peter Hopkins

chapter Chapter 12|8 pages

Approaching Reading Lists and Library Search Strategies

BySimon Tate, Peter Hopkins

chapter Chapter 13|6 pages

Becoming an Effective Academic Reader

BySimon Tate, Peter Hopkins

chapter Chapter 14|8 pages

Writing Essays

BySimon Tate, Peter Hopkins

chapter Chapter 15|8 pages

Developing an Academic Writing Style

BySimon Tate, Peter Hopkins

chapter Chapter 16|11 pages

Plagiarism and Referencing

BySimon Tate, Peter Hopkins

chapter Chapter 17|6 pages

Arguing and Thinking Critically

BySimon Tate, Peter Hopkins

chapter Chapter 18|8 pages

Surviving Exams

BySimon Tate, Peter Hopkins

chapter Chapter 19|8 pages

Delivering Presentations

BySimon Tate, Peter Hopkins

chapter Chapter 20|7 pages

Doing Human Geography Fieldwork

BySimon Tate, Peter Hopkins

chapter Chapter 21|7 pages

Field and Lab Research in Physical Geography

BySimon Drew

chapter Chapter 22|5 pages

Making the Most of Feedback

BySimon Tate, Peter Hopkins

chapter Chapter 23|7 pages

Keeping Balance and Maintaining Wellbeing

BySimon Tate, Peter Hopkins