To all PPEists here, this thread is remarkably helpful!
But today is not a good day at all, the cold weather, the heavy snows, slipped when I was walking home and a rejection from Warwick.
For me, Warwick has a higher reputation in general compare with York which I have got an AAB offer from already. I would like to go Warwick purely because of higher reputation and also the more mathematical in Economics (As you can see my English is not good. First, I'm an alien. Second, I think I'm more likely a maths person rather than a brilliant essay writer) Here is the question, do you think a person with poor writing skill will struggle in doing PPE at York?
What will be your tips to improve essay skills? I'm doing Maths, Economics and Philosophy at A-level. Not surprisingly, Philosophy is the subject that let me down to AAB instead of AAA. Essay skill is important in Philosophy and I've been struggling by that. Is good writing skill very important for PPE or it isn't as important as I think? Any tips here are welcomed.
Also I want some recommandation of books for introduction of politics. I picked up Jonathan Wolff's "An introduction to political philosophy" and I found it easy to read. After this book and few others had made me obsessed to apply for PPE. Now I realize my knowledge in Politics is simply poor, especially on how democracy works here in the UK. Any recommandation of books, websites, columnists, blogs are welcomed.
p.s. I received a letter about open day for people who already got an offer. Does the uni expect you to turn up? or do I have to?
Anyway thanks and Good luck to those who are waiting for offers!