6 tips for writing an essay introduction

“How do I write a good essay introduction for my exam?” I have been working on essay writing with many students in the run up to the exam season and if there is one piece of information that I could give students writing essays for exams, be they GCSE, A level or even degree it is that the introduction is key. A good introduction is perhaps the most important element for an exam essay. It does not need to be long. It does not need to be complex. It does not need to be ‘clever’, but there are a few key things … Continue reading

30 second tips: Spelling

This is the first of our 30 second tips; and that’s just what they are. 30 second films which give you a mini lesson in something that you might find useful. Today, we are looking at spelling and a strategy you might want to employ to help you improve your spelling. This is a variant of the ‘look, cover, write, check’ method, but really helps you to commit the letter order to memory. If spelling is something you’d like help with, don’t forget our upcoming course, ‘The mechanics of English’ which will give you more strategies for improving your spelling … Continue reading