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    http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/units <= hundreds of free online lectures for any subject you can imagine
    Can't rep you so have a dolphin instead. :dolphin:
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    Please do furnish the thread with relevant suggestions if you have them. What did you include in your personal statements?
    Another really good general site with super-curricular reading for a whole bunch of subjects: http://www.myheplus.com/ (Cambridge focus but should be useful for any applications for those subjects)

    It seems a bit of a work in progress but should be a useful resource if the subject you're after has been completed.
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    Is there a list for Law?
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    Would textbooks such as "Foundations of economics" by Andrew Gillespie or "Basic economics" by Thomas Sowell be good to mention on an economics PS or do they want to see books about specific areas of the subjects rather than general introduction about the basics of the subject?
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    (Original post by Thomazo)
    Would textbooks such as "Foundations of economics" by Andrew Gillespie or "Basic economics" by Thomas Sowell be good to mention on an economics PS or do they want to see books about specific areas of the subjects rather than general introduction about the basics of the subject?
    You could mention them but you should be talking about specific topics that interested you (or surprised you, or that you could link with something you've read/heard/watched elsewhere). That's what turns your PS from a generic "review/summary/synopsis" into a PERSONAL statement discussing your interests.

    Finding specifics is going to be trickier from an introductory textbook. Remember you don't have to restrict yourself to textbooks - there's a wealth of information available online that you can talk about. For example https://www.intelligenteconomist.com...cs-blogs-2016/ lists 100 blogs - there's bound to be something in there that sparks your interest.
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    You could mention them but you should be talking about specific topics that interested you (or surprised you, or that you could link with something you've read/heard/watched elsewhere). That's what turns your PS from a generic "review/summary/synopsis" into a PERSONAL statement discussing your interests.

    Finding specifics is going to be trickier from an introductory textbook. Remember you don't have to restrict yourself to textbooks - there's a wealth of information available online that you can talk about. For example https://www.intelligenteconomist.com...cs-blogs-2016/ lists 100 blogs - there's bound to be something in there that sparks your interest.
    thank you, I will have a look
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    Would 'Thinking strategically' be a good book to read for economics and then talk about game theory?
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