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What's In An Essay?

The cultural impact the tradition of essay writing has left cannot and should not be...
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Narrative Writing for GCSE English

Approaching the narrative writing question for GCSE English Language Write the opening part of...
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Be Kind to Yourself With Exams

Exams are not the same for everyone. Some people thrive on the adrenaline and nerves that happen...
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The Golden Key to English

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  • Poetry Analysis 101: Forming Associations and Tex

    Oli Delgaram-Nejad A-level English Tutor (Exeter) Picture Poetry Analysis 101: Forming Associations and Textual Evidence The Horses I climbed through woods in the hour-before-dawn dark. Evil air, a frost-making stillness, Not a leaf, not a bird— A world cast in frost. I came out above the wood Where my breath left tortuous statues in the iron light....
  • What's In An Essay? Editor's Pick

    Natalie Kondratii A-level English Tutor (South West London) Picture The cultural impact the tradition of essay writing has left cannot and should not be underestimated. In his recent collection of essays, Essayism, Brian Dillon makes a case for essay writing by describing the genre's two sided nature: as an instruction manual and an elusive, intuitive mode of...
  • Exploring the 'uncanny' in "The Bloody Chamber"

    P L Expert Tutorial A-level English Tutor (Harrow) Picture "The Bloody Chamber, is haunted by the uncanny." To what extent do you agree with this statement? The Uncanny is a Gothic feature that can be found in Angela Carter's collection. Sigman and Freud explained that the uncanny involves things that "look human/recognisable but are not". An example...

 

  • Online English tuition is the future

    Deborah Snow A-level English Tutor (Slough) Picture  Online tuition allows you to access the best inspirational teachers who love their subject, according to the international business magazine, Forbes. For today’s digital natives online tuition is replete with advantages. Geographical location no longer matters and timings matter less too. ....
  • What Does "Thinking Outside The Box" Mean?

    Hannah Congdon A-level English Tutor (Twickenham) Picture It's taken me a long time to realise what the nebulous phrase "thinking outside the box" means in practice, specifically in the practice of studying English Literature. The phrase itself has become the very kind of dry cliche that it instructs against. Being told to "think outside the box" is...
  • Who is Othello?

    Sue Harding A-level English Tutor (Manchester) Picture In AQA’s mark scheme, AO5 requires you to ‘Explore literary texts informed by different interpretations’.  This means you must explore how Shakespeare constructs the character of Othello, arrive at an interpretation, and be prepared to support it. It is important to read critics’ views,...