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I'm looking to start doing some work experience as my school didn't provide any help at all. At university I'd like to do American Studies or American History, what kind of work experience would be good to get me in to these kind of courses? Or does it not really matter what kind as long as I have some?
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(Original post by fletchtasmic)
I'm looking to start doing some work experience as my school didn't provide any help at all. At university I'd like to do American Studies or American History, what kind of work experience would be good to get me in to these kind of courses? Or does it not really matter what kind as long as I have some?
Tbh for a degree such as American Studies you don't need any work experience to get in as its not a vocational course. What will help is reading to answer the question- why American studies? If you still want to get some work experience you can always mention it in your PS in terms of skills gained but it won't make or break an application.
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As above - you don't need work experience.

What you do need is a strong PS (I want to study this subject because ....) plus evidence that you are thinking outside the A level syllabus. Going to relevant exhibitions/museums/art galleries, public lectures at your local Uni, reading relevant academic text books etc.

Start with http://www.amazon.co.uk/Studying-His.../dp/1403987343 and follow up some of the other books it mentions.

Two other books worth reading - http://www.amazon.co.uk/American-Cul...erican+studies
AND http://www.amazon.co.uk/Developments...erican+studies
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