How to Write Essays: academic writing and argument

ACADEMIC WRITING AND ARGUMENT Here are some definitions of the word ‘argument’ from the Oxford English Dictionary: Proof, evidence, manifestation. A statement or fact advanced for the purpose of influencing the mind; a reason Read More

How to Write Essays: planning

PLANNING Remembering the power of the ‘6 Ps’ will remind you why you must plan: Prior Preparation and Planning Prevents Poor Performance The benefits of rehearsing our arguments in a detailed plan: We can Read More

How to Write Essays: deconstructing the question

DECONSTRUCTING THE QUESTION Task: How would you begin to approach the following essay assignment? Highlight the key words and make notes around the essay instruction word. ‘Compare the representation of race in Hollywood Read More

How to Write Essays: the ‘next actions’ approach

SELECTING A QUESTION AND LISTING ‘NEXT ACTIONS’ A ‘next action’ is not something like ‘write essay,’ or ‘research Victorian literature’ (unless you enjoy being overwhelmed and miserable). Rather, these are specific and achievable tasks that Read More

How to Write Essays: the writing process

The Writing Process This splendid diagram is taken from Coffin, Caroline, et al. Teaching Academic Writing: A Toolkit for Higher Education.   Writing is an iterative game. It isn’t a linear process. As Read More

How To Write Essays Your Tutors Will Love: Introduction

  True ease in writing comes from Art not Chance, As those move easiest who have learn’d to dance.                             Read More

Audience and List Building for Profit

‘But I’m a mentor, tutor and writer, not a marketeer. I hate sales.’ I said that a lot during and after publishing my first book and while I was moving my teaching/mentoring business Read More

Book Review: Oversubscribed: How To Get People Lining Up To Do Business With You

“There is no scarcity in the world for people who share abundantly.” In his book Oversubscribed: How To Get People Lining Up To Do Business With You, Daniel Priestley demonstrates that it is possible Read More

Why Military Veterans Make Successful Entrepreneurs

  Life after the military Transitioning to civilian life can be difficult for veterans; it brings many challenges, some of which continue for years. Initially, being free of routine, early morning PT, and Read More

Book Review: The Science of Getting Rich

“It is really not the number of things you do, but the EFFICIENCY of each separate action that counts.” The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles (1910) is presented as a step-by-step Read More


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