5 ways to become a better essay writer

Writing a compelling academic essay can be a complex process. Learning how to become a better essay writer relies upon a comprehensive understanding of the criteria used in the grading process. Here are 5 tips and techniques that will help you refine your writing process and deliver more polished, engaging and convincing essays. Spend time developing your thesis The primary objective of writing any essay is to demonstrate that you have developed a clear thesis through critical engagement with your subject matter. Your thesis is the heart of your essay; the point you are attempting to prove or the statement…

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The Student Book: All You Need to Know to Get the Job You Really Want by Chris Davies

How hard can it be to get a graduate job? It’s a question posed at the beginning of this book, and the answer is ‘very hard indeed’. With some half a million graduates leaving British universities every year, the shocking reality is that more than 50 per cent will fail when it comes to landing a graduate-level job. The author of The Student Book, Chris Davies, knows this well, having spent the last seven years helping young people on to a successful graduate career path through his mentoring firm Graduate Coach. The company boasts a 100 per cent success rate,…

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Why uni is the best time to be free with your fashion choices

University shapes you both academically and fashionably into a better person You come to the university for many reasons, and perhaps one of the main reasons is so you can enjoy a newfound freedom. But have you ever thought about the freedom you have in your fashion choices? You might think that you have always had freedom in what you choose to wear. However, if you really think about it, you haven’t, and you may not have the chance after you graduate to have that same freedom again. University throws people from every background together, and while your degree shapes…

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Master’s degrees: things to consider

Considering a master’s degree but don’t know where to start? If you’re reading this, you’ve likely just spent three years studying at undergraduate level. By now you might have an idea of your next steps. If you’re considering a master’s and don’t know where to start, you’re not alone! As someone who recently went through the application process, I’ve compiled a few tips for considering a master’s degree. A master’s degree could help you alter or narrow down your path. A lot of students assume that a master’s degree only allows you to build on your undergraduate subject – but…

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How to prepare for travelling

  Have you bagged some fun in the sun, or perhaps taking a gap-year? Whatever you have planned, it can be tricky to get it right the first-time round. Of course, everybody loves spontaneity; yet when it comes to travelling, planning ahead can save you a great deal of time and money. This doesn’t mean planning every little detail before you go, but instead means you’re a little more prepared for adjusting to travel mode. Have you got the right jabs? If you’re travelling outside of Europe, this is one of the most important things to ask yourself before going…

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