In this episode, I delve into the transformative power of Bloom’s Taxonomy for essay writing. You’ll discover how this powerful framework, developed by educational psychologist Benjamin Bloom, can help you deepen your understanding, better interpret essay questions, allocate your word count effectively, and self-assess your writing skills. I’ll guide you through the six levels of

In this episode, I dive into the biggest barrier to higher essay grades, exploring what truly holds you back from achieving the grades you desire. By listening, you’ll uncover actionable insights to help you break through these barriers and enhance your essay writing skills. I address common challenges adult learners face, from not knowing what

In this episode, I dive into a major stumbling block for many students: how to actually answer your essay question. I introduce my innovative Braid Method, designed to help you stay on track and avoid tangents that can cost you valuable marks.  Then, I break down common reasons why essays go off course and provide

In this episode, I dive into the PEEL method, a powerful tool for crafting clear and persuasive essay paragraphs. Whether you’re aiming for a first class essay or just looking to improve your writing skills, this episode will provide you with practical steps to enhance your essay structure. I’ll explain how to make your points

In this episode, I am kicking off a six-part series on essay writing with a deep dive into the five essential requirements of a first class essay. I’ll break down the core elements that make an essay stand out, from constructing a logical argument to staying within the word count. Then, I’ll share the common

In this episode, I dive into the transformative concept of productive struggle and how it can be a secret weapon for your academic success. I’ll demystify what productive struggle actually is, highlighting the difference between productive and unproductive struggle. Then, I’ll share 7 simple, practical strategies to help you navigate and embrace productive struggle, so

In this episode, you’ll learn the do’s and don’ts of academic writing to help you write a great essay. We’ll start by highlighting seven common mistakes that lead to subpar essays – or what I refer to as shite essays. Because learning what NOT to do can really help you get clear on what you

Last week (episode 148) we looked at her positive studying traits, so now we’re going to look at the reasons why Hermione Granger is NOT a great student. Some of her behaviours are OK at a certain dose but Hermione takes them to an unhelpful or unhealthy level. Then, some of her qualities are not

Do you wish you knew how to write an essay conclusion? Do you struggle to know what you’re supposed to write in a conclusion? How long should it be? How is it different from an introduction? Well I’m going to answer all these questions and more in this week’s episode. You’re going to learn exactly