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Five Tips for Productive Study at Home

Even for the most productive amongst us, working from home can often be a challenge. The temptation to stay in pyjamas, just finish watching that one episode or treat ourselves to an extra hour in bed can be a hard habit to quit. However, these tips and tricks ensure...

Navigating Home Study – How to Support Your Child During Quarantine

In the current climate surrounding Covid-19, it is understandable that both students and parents should be worried about the uncertain state of academia. For most parents, the closure of schools has raised worries about how to support children who are studying at...

Why Is Shakespeare Still Important?

William Shakespeare is (arguably) the most recognisable name in English literature. And even if you haven’t heard of him, you’ll know about some of his plays, like Romeo and Juliet or Hamlet. Even beyond that, if you’ve ever seen an actor chatting to a skull, or...

How A High School Summer Programme Might Benefit Your College Application

It’s well known that colleges receive more applications than places. At top institutions in the United States such as Harvard and Stanford University, less than 5% of applicants successfully gained places in 2017. This means your application needs to be really strong...
Oxford’s Literary Connections

Oxford’s Literary Connections

A magical wardrobe, the rising hills of Hobbiton, a Mad Hatter’s tea party: Oxford has represented all of these things to the writers who created them. And with a nudge in the right direction, the literary locations of the city can be brought to life for any visitor...

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The Ultimate Guide To Postgraduate Study

The Ultimate Guide To Postgraduate Study

What is postgraduate study?   Postgraduate study is further study after your undergraduate degree, which could be a bachelor’s or integrated master’s degree. Some postgraduate courses require you to have particular undergraduate degrees, others don’t. There are...

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How To Write For A Living

How To Write For A Living

If you like words and you’ve ever considered a career involving writing, you’ve probably thought about becoming a journalist or a novelist. Those are both very well-known ways to write for a living, but how do you get started? And what if there are other ways to write...

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Oxford’s Great Writers

Oxford’s Great Writers

For a prospective student of literature or a self-confessed bookworm, there’s nothing quite as humbling as standing in the footsteps of Oxford’s rich alumni of literary giants. From Romantic poets to fantasy legends and pioneers in detective writing, this city holds...

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How To Write The Perfect Essay

How To Write The Perfect Essay

If you decide to study English or a subject within Arts and Humanities at university, it’s going to involve a lot of essay writing. It’s a challenging skill to master because it requires both creativity and logical planning, but if you ensure you do the following...

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Classic Books Everyone Should Read

Classic Books Everyone Should Read

There’s a lot of debate as to what makes certain books ‘classics’ – is it longevity, popularity, literary merit or all of the above? Are all the books we view as ‘classic’ deserving of that title? Should some lesser-known books be considered ‘classics’ instead?There...

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Creative Writing Tips

Creative Writing Tips

Some people will tell you that creative writing can’t be taught and that there are no hard and fast rules for success, and to an extent this is true: you need a little bit of natural talent and a lot of luck to make it as a writer. However, that certainly doesn’t mean...

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How to Stay Focused in Class

How to Stay Focused in Class

You walk into your high school science classroom with a rush of energy. You sit down into a sturdy chair and pull out a pen and notebook, ready to engage with today’s lecture. As the professor starts discussing biology, going into the nuances of the human digestive...

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Archaeoptryx – The Bridge Between Dinosaurs and Birds

Archaeoptryx – The Bridge Between Dinosaurs and Birds

What happens when you go to the National History Museum as a Creative Writing student? You take the surrounding fossils and make them come alive on the page. Sometimes through poetry, sometimes through journalistic prose. This is a short piece by a talented alumnus,...

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