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Rodrigo works with WritePass as an Editor. He assists in posting and editing articles on WritePass Journal.

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Generally speaking, don’t make generalisations!

Generally speaking, don’t make generalisations!

| November 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

History is a strange discipline, it searches for ‘truths’ seeks facts upon which to establish arguments, but a significant body of historians aren’t sure if there are actually any truths at all.

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The three point intro

The three point intro

| November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

A strong introduction is the bedrock to any essay, it is a means of establishing a line of argument that will run throughout the piece of work and guide the student towards a substantiated conclusion

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How to write a strong line of argument in a history essay

How to write a strong line of argument in a history essay

| November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

A line of argument is simply a clear and concise answer to a question, and it is astonishing how many students neglect to include this crucial element of writing in their work.

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Answer the question, don’t tell the story

Answer the question, don’t tell the story

| November 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

A certain percentage of students who are presented with this essay title might feel confident with tackling it (normally the ones who have been to the lectures) but for many, a feeling of mild panic is far from unusual.

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Proofreading for ESL Students Video Tutorial

| November 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

For those who speak English as a second language, or ESL, proofreading can carry a few more challenges. Not only are you learning how to speak a new language, but you are also attempting to write correctly in that language. If you aren’t entirely comfortable with written English, there are some resources available to help ESL […]

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Being daunted

Being daunted

| November 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Every great academic career started with one hour of reading, and it is very similar to any other kind of discipline, the more you do it, the easier it gets.

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Learn Your Possessives Video Tutorial

| November 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Possessives can be quite difficult to get your head around. Where exactly does the apostraphe go? When is it inside the “S”, and when is it after? They are words that use an apostrophe to show possession or that an item belongs to someone else. But for those who are still unsure, WritePass goes through the […]

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No substitute for reading in history

No substitute for reading in history

| November 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Reading history is something for which there can be no substitute, it is the one regular action or behaviour that will put you, the student, ahead of the game.

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How to budget for your stay in Britain

How to budget for your stay in Britain

| November 12, 2011 | 2 Comments

Many students are shocked when they realize how much it costs to survive in Britain, and this applies to native Brits as well as international students.

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Writing for academic purposes

Writing for academic purposes

| November 11, 2011 | 3 Comments

UK students are not expected to write in elaborate, flowery language, but to be explicit and to the point.

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Getting the most from Student Politics

Getting the most from Student Politics

| November 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

The wealth and diversity of opportunities offered to you may be overwhelming.

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Student Political Divisions

| November 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

You simply intrigued to see what party politics is about, one of the greatest involvements you can have is within the different student political divisions.

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Culture Shock: What it is and how to cope with it.

| November 7, 2011 | 3 Comments

Culture shock runs much deeper than this and is a feeling of alienation or anomie, when you feel disorientated and out of touch with your surroundings and what is going on around you.

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Sports Essay: Sports as a major leisure spectator activity

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

  ABSTRACT Sports play a vital role in modern contemporary society. It is an integral part of life essential for the physical and mental well-being of individuals. More recently, sport has become a major leisure activity globally (Houlihan, 2008).  Its prominence in the media which devotes considerable more coverage has significantly contributed to sports as […]

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A systematic review of serious case reviews

A systematic review of serious case reviews

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Introduction   Identifying the benefits of child abuse reviews first emerged in the early 90’s and emphasised numerous issues later addressed in subsequent government guidelines (Hill, 1990). Serious Case Reviews (SCRs), previously referred to as “Part 8 reviews”, are directed towards examining and learning from the death of a child or serious injury tragedies. A […]

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Social Work Gender Class

Social Work Gender Class

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

In what ways are social class, ‘race’/ethnicity, and gender problematic identity constructions? And how can they affect achievement in education?   Abstract An examination of the problematic identity constructions associated with social class, race / ethnicity and gender. Theories of essentialism and social constructism are used to understand these notions, and to assess the extent […]

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Piaget’s Developmental Theory

Piaget’s Developmental Theory

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

1.      ABSTRACT The main aim of this research was to test Piaget’s developmental theory on children within the pre-operational stage. Piaget claimed that children aged 2 – 7 are unable to make appearance and reality distinctions of liquids, mass and numbers, while some other theorists claim that with the appropriate wording and concept, children would […]

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Sociology Essay: Impact of Heroin on Families

Sociology Essay: Impact of Heroin on Families

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In today’s global world, there has been rising cases of drug abuse. Illicit use of Opiates, especially heroin has dominated most parts of the world with more than 281,000 heroin users in England and more than 50,000 drug users in Scotland. UK currently has the highest the rates of illicit drug use in […]

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Sociology Essay: Impact of Globalization Trends

Sociology Essay: Impact of Globalization Trends

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Introduction Globalization is a widely discussed and contested topic. The process of globalization has profound impacts on the capacity of a nation to formulate its policies. It is accompanied by a seemingly endless process of change within education (Peters, 1992). Globalization is one main issue that is increasingly attracting the attention of most academicians, researchers […]

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The Causes of Young Homelessness and the Theory Behind It

The Causes of Young Homelessness and the Theory Behind It

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

  I have chosen this research topic in order to increase awareness of homelessness amongst young people of 16-24 years old. By raising awareness I hope also to put pressure on local people  to be more helpful to them so that they feel less socially excluded.

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