This first virtual issue of PS: Political Science & Politics brings together some of the journal’s most highly cited articles about the profession from more than a dozen past issues. This practical material spans numerous topics that especially apply to young scholars. From “ideas and debates” of political science as a vocation, to the “nuts and bolts” of preparing a literature review and publishing as a graduate student, this virtual issue has something both for scholars just beginning their studies and for academics early in their careers.
I have started studying for the optional recently… reading Andrew Heywood and Arihant solved mains question paper of upsc … reading then confirming the type of questions.. i shall refer to other books mentioned by insights and IGNOU after clarifying the basics from Andrew Heywood… Its about analysing more rather than reading from different source … i am planning to make a group of those who seriously want to study the optional so that we may share ,discuss and may refine our approach… practicing answer writing is of immense help…. thanks