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2016 Sociology Preparation Thread

All aspirants preparing for UPSC 2016 and have Sociology optional gather here!

Let us share our strategies, questions, doubts, banter, Anything!

The goal is to clear the exam and that too with Sociology and make the optional a strength and not a weakness.

Note: if any veterans of the optional could please pitch in, it would be amazing!
First Attempt: 2016

| What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. |


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  • Awesome! We'll begin when more people join in.
    First Attempt: 2016

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  • M in
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  • Love sociology :)
    At first they will ask why you're doing it, later they'll ask how you did it!
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  • This is amazing. We are finally catching up!

    So how do we progress? I am starting with Harlambos. What about others?
    First Attempt: 2016

    | What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. |


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  • How are you guys starting?
    First Attempt: 2016

    | What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. |


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  • I am in was thinking to give this year but since optional and ethics arent upto mark dont wanna waste an attempt wasted one already :p
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  • Haha. Welcome aboard!
    First Attempt: 2016

    | What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. |


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  • Thank you , suggestion for books please , gonna start with orange one of harlons , is that good?
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  • Please dicuss what sources to follow?
    I tried reading H & H but I kept skipping the pages only. :P
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  • start wid haralambos and holborn(that blue one),also do selectively eso(secialy for thinkers).if u can really "read between the lines" from haralambos,then believe me ur 70% job is well done.if one has problem in starting wid haralambos,then start from class 11 ncert.but,IMO u can start directly with haralambos as it is in very simple language,yet poweful and succinct.
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  • Yes, Blue H&H is perfect. Also try IGNOU notes. They are pretty good too.
    First Attempt: 2016

    | What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. |


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  • Lets start afresh and have to make an outline as per the UPSC syllabus.....

    Prominent Books---
    1.NCERTs
    2.H&H--The Blue Book and Orange Book
    3.IGNOU Notes
    3.Ritzer
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  • Lets start afresh and have to make an outline as per the UPSC syllabus.....

    Prominent Books---
    1.NCERTs
    2.H&H--The Blue Book and Orange Book
    3.IGNOU Notes
    3.Ritzer
    That's about a perfect outline!

    Let's also focus on understanding and we can have a weekly plan and discussion.
    First Attempt: 2016

    | What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. |


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  • @Vortex....For that shall we start and go for the Thinkers on 1st stage in it....as you have mentioned to have a weekly plan and discussion on it after
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  • @Ankss17
    Yes, let's begin with Thinkers first.

    Let's try not only to memorise their teachings but also derive a real world perspective from that.
    First Attempt: 2016

    | What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. |


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  • go for ritzer only you are fully done with thinkers.
    it is a good book,but the language is tough,definitely not for starters.

    it can be done only as to gain some extra edge.
    "i am the guy doing my job,you must be the other guy."
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  • Should be done in the order that's posted.
    First Attempt: 2016

    | What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. |


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