Seasonal Slang and All Things Christmas

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English is a peculiar language and there is perhaps no time of year when it gives more cause for bewilderment than Christmas. For a start, we seem to have become confused about what we are actually supposed to call the event. The word ‘Christmas’ is easy to understand, it » Read More

Famous Literary Quotes

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Most of us enjoy a good read, whether it is a novel that moves us to tears, a play that intrigues or a poem that rouses our passions, a piece of well-written literature can have an impact on our emotions, on our behaviour and on our value-systems. There are » Read More

How to Write a Personal Statement

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How to Write a Personal Statement   The personal statement is arguably the most difficult element of completing any application. Most other elements of an application form use key questions to guide you through the required information. A blank personal statement box can be daunting but it does give » Read More

Feedback: receive or resist?

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  We live in a world of near instant feedback. We finish a book on Kindle; we are invited to rate it. We speak to someone at a help desk; can we stay on the line to rate them? We buy a product we’re not happy with; the negative » Read More