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Reading List of the Week – Introduction to Politics, King’s College London

Natalie Naik
Reading list of the week

Our Reading List of the Week is Introduction to Politics from King’s College London. The list starts with an introduction to the course, explaining the aims of the course and an overview of the topics that will be covered.

The list is broken up into sections, firstly with key readings for the course which serve as an introduction. These are in sections labelled ‘essential and recommended texts’ and ‘background readings’. After these sections, the list is broken up by term, each of these are divided up into sections by lecture.

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The academic of this list has really helped his students know at each point what is required of them. Each lecture has tutorial questions, meaning students can come to a lecture fully prepared, and the academic can make the most of the face to face time they have in a lecture as seen in the above screenshot. The academic takes this further and specifies the reading that needs to take place for each lecture and has divided this up Required and Supplementary this again means students come fully prepared for the lecture and the academic can cover much more in depth in the lecture itself.

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The list was created for the 2015-16 academic year for 100 students, and since its creation 10 months ago, has had 1,055 page views and 670 total clicks onto items.

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