How to Write the Perfect Essay

How to Write the Perfect Essay

If you decide to study English or a related subject 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 whenever you write an...
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...
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...
10 Books for Every English Degree Reading List

10 Books for Every English Degree Reading List

If you’re thinking of applying for an English Literature degree, one of the key things you’ll be talking about in your personal statement is the books you’ve read. While it’s good to discuss the books you’ve studied in class, it’s even more important to show that...