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Hey, does anyone know any good books thought to be essential for preparing to study a history degree at university? I'd like to read some during my last year in sixth form.
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War and peace. That is all.
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War and peace. That is all.
I think I read that back in 4th year, and although I can't remember much, I do remember the feeling of hating it.
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I think I read that back in 4th year, and although I can't remember much, I do remember the feeling of hating it.
Haha, that appears to be an accurate summary of my feelings also :P on a serious note, perhaps find a period of history you find interesting and go to your local library and read them, getting used to the manner the information is presented in etc, also familiarise yourself with primary sources revisionist post revisionist historians etc
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Haha, that appears to be an accurate summary of my feelings also :P on a serious note, perhaps find a period of history you find interesting and go to your local library and read them, getting used to the manner the information is presented in etc, also familiarise yourself with primary sources revisionist post revisionist historians etc
thank you I know my favourite period of history (either Tudor or Ireland's delightful rebellions from 1798) but my local library is pretty crap on those two periods. It's such a hassle
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thank you I know my favourite period of history (either Tudor or Ireland's delightful rebellions from 1798) but my local library is pretty crap on those two periods. It's such a hassle
Check out the used section on amazon marketplace for books. Most if the time you can pick up any book for 1P plus the cost of delivery, so I find that it is a great way of buying books to read, especially over the summer whilst I await a reading list and prepare for my university degree
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Check out the used section on amazon marketplace for books. Most if the time you can pick up any book for 1P plus the cost of delivery, so I find that it is a great way of buying books to read, especially over the summer whilst I await a reading list and prepare for my university degree
I just ordered the "Studying History" book TSR recommend on their history page today, but I'll definitely do that!
Where are you going to study? Is it history? (Stupid question I know.)
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I just ordered the "Studying History" book TSR recommend on their history page today, but I'll definitely do that!
Where are you going to study? Is it history? (Stupid question I know.)
Awesome, I hope you find it of interest and I'm going to study LLB Law but I took history at A level so am still quite interested in the subject as a lot of the skills required are similar. I'm going to the university of liverpool to study, how about yourself?
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Awesome, I hope you find it of interest and I'm going to study LLB Law but I took history at A level so am still quite interested in the subject as a lot of the skills required are similar. I'm going to the university of liverpool to study, how about yourself?
Well I'm waiting for my AS results in August, and then I'm definitely applying for history with either politics or archaeology. Definitely at York
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Well I'm waiting for my AS results in August, and then I'm definitely applying for history with either politics or archaeology. Definitely at York
Wow York is a really nice historic city some great buildings and architecture, well done! What is the entry requirements or your course?
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Wow York is a really nice historic city some great buildings and architecture, well done! What is the entry requirements or your course?
I need 3A. Luckily, I'm predicted 4A
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