Writing for students: how to impress the hell out of your tutor

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Admit it, part of the reason you’re at university is that you like to look smart and impress people with your knowledge.

It’s okay, you’re in a safe environment here; you won’t be judged. We’re human after all; ego is what sets us apart from the animals… probably. [Read more…]

Writing for students: how to be resourceful with resources

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Part of writing a top-notch essay is being able to make the most of the tools available to you.

It can be tempting to just read the essential texts and then waffle on like…well, like me actually.

Don’t fall into that trap… [Read more…]

Writing for Students: managing your time? Boring but beautiful

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Striking that right balance between having the time of your life and knuckling down to get some kind of decent grade at the end of your course is perhaps one of the hardest things to get right at Uni. [Read more…]

Writing for students: when time catches you with your pants down

HTWB Students logo 3Let’s face it. We’ve all had those essays that we’ve just kept putting off and others that we’ve just completely forgotten about until the night before the deadline. It’s all too easy – with a busy schedule of downing snakebites, watching ‘Come Dine With Me’ marathons and doing other clichéd student things that are only really half true, those pesky essays can be easily left to fester.

In a perfect world, this should never happen, but the world isn’t perfect. [Read more…]

Writing for students: planning the perfect essay

HTWB Students logo 3So you’ve found time between being hungover and being more hungover to get started on your essay. Perfect. Grab yourself a cup of coffee, sit down at that desk thingy (you know what I mean; the dirty clothes and empty beer-can stand) and crack open that laptop/press that button that makes things whirr.

Time to write, right?

Woah nelly! [Read more…]

Writing for students: how to get your head around academic writing

Writing at university: writing with an academic tone

HTWB Students logo 3You might think that your writing style is pretty much flawless. You got those As and A*s for all those A-level essays, so writing for uni will be a piece of the proverbial, right?


Writing at uni is a whole different kettle of cod. [Read more…]