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on 7 July 2009
As a mature student who came back into higher education after a long break, I wish I had had this book when I first started to study for my MA in Management.

The book provides easy to follow, practical guidelines on how to approach the various elements of a degree programme. It is well written in a clear and logical format and guides the reader through the minefield of academic study without overwhelming them.

Rather than talking at you as a lot of academic texts do, the conversational style of the book makes you feel like the author is talking to you personally and understands what you are going through.

I would recommend this book to any mature students who are considering going back into education as it gives you a real taster of what to expect.
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on 12 June 2009
From the initial expensive purchasing cost and the educational target audience that the publication is obviously designed to address, I was surprised at the very basic tone and approach taken to what I know is a demanding degree subject. Discovering spelling errors within the core of the text, did little to instil further confidence in this offering. The publisher is usually a good and trusted source of information, increasing higher level educational skills and imparting valuable knowledge. Unfortunately, not this time. Sorry!
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on 5 July 2009
As a University Business School Lecturer, I found this to be an excellent book for students studying on Business and Management related degree programmes.
It is particularly helpful for those studying for a first degree and also for mature students who have not been in higher education for some time.
It provides clear, practical guidelines, that relate well to the skills processes that students are likely to need to undertake their degree.
I found it to be an informative and well structured book throughout.
I thoroughly recommend this book.
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