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

It’s time for another interview episode with inspiring student, Lisa-Jane, who shares more about her university journey, how she integrates her studying into her busy family and work life, and how she’s achieving career progression despite only being part way through her degree. In this episode, Lisa-Jane shares about her journey to returning to study

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

Reflective writing. Do you find it difficult? Do you struggle to know what to write? Are you scoring anything other than great grades for reflective writing assignments? If you answered YES to any of these questions then you’re gonna want to listen to this episode because I’m going to walk you through exactly how to

Do you struggle with word count problems in your essays? Either you write too much and really struggle to cut words out, or you find it difficult to write enough and ever actually reach the word count? Whichever camp you’re in, worry no more cos I’ve got you with this episode. I’m going to cover

Do you ever find yourself diving into writing without much planning before you start your essay? I see this A LOT with the students I work with and a few things tend to happen: – the writing process takes a lot longer– the writing process is more stressful– they end up having to cut loads