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5 Simple Steps To Completing Your Essay Assignment

Completing assignments tend to follow the same sequence of events every time round, where you have loads of time, have loads of time then, gasp! The deadline is in a week and you’re aiming for a first (because why would

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Survey Results: No Pre-Arrival Reading Received

Following on from the previous two posts relating to our pre-arrival reading research, our final post looks at the results of people who did not receive pre-arrival reading and how they went about preparing for starting university despite this.  Out

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Survey Results: Post Arrival Reading

In the second of our three survey results posts, we look at post-arrival reading. Out of 115 respondents to the survey, 56% of students did purchase further books after attending lectures. The reason behind this decision to purchase books later

Posted in Library, Reading lists, SAGE students, Surveys

Survey Results : Pre-Arrival Reading Recieved

Following in tradition from the previous sage scholars, in early December 2016 we formulated a survey for undergraduate students in order to find out about their pre-arrival preparation for university, particularly in their reading allocations. Having received 115 responses in

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How To: Using Resources

What I thought I already knew At the beginning and even mid way through the term I thought I could survive on the textbooks I had already purchased. I was getting good grades in my exams from following the essential

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A Learning Process

Having made it through the first term, you expect to find yourself looking towards the second term with a new found confidence: You’ve been taught the resilience needed to scroll through an unimaginable number of pages from a Google Scholar

Posted in Essays, Library, Reading lists, Revision, SAGE students

Survey: Fancy winning a £100 Amazon voucher and study skills books?

If you’re looking for the chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher and set of SAGE publication study skills books please fill in the short survey below! https://sussex.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/pre-arrival-reading-2016 The survey is looking at pre-arrival reading for undergraduate students for 2016-2017. We

Posted in Focus groups, Freshers, Reading lists, SAGE students, Surveys

Canada: the country that forced Eva to buy a book

In Canada I had many new experiences; maple syrup became a staple in my diet (turns out it’s great in curries), I felt what it’s like to walk around in -40’C, I witnessed politeness so extreme it made me uncomfortable,

Posted in Accessing resources, Ebooks, Library, Printed, Reading lists, SAGE students

In a jungle of books

I had expected along with my acceptance letter an additional note, like in the Harry Potter books where it clearly states which book students had to purchase ahead of their year at Hogwarts. Like the disappointment of not receiving a

Posted in Ebooks, Library, Reading lists, SAGE students

Starting University: The Reading List

After buying half of Ikea, and ticking off that list to ensure there is nothing you have forgotten to buy, you finally feel prepared for university. That is until a friend or parent asks you about what books you need

Posted in Freshers, Reading lists, SAGE students

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