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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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Tips for Parents With Children in Further Education

| October 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

When your child is considering whether or not to go into further education, you are bound to want some answers to a range of questions, especially if you have little or no experience of it yourself.

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The issues of plagiarism in the UK compared with other Countries

| October 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Plagiarism has always been an issue in universities but with the widespread use of the internet it has become even more common, as students are can find materials they would not have had access to before.  Before the days of the internet, most students studied from the same textbooks, which lecturers were also familiar with, […]

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The Different Styles of Essay Writing Between US and UK Students

| October 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

UK Essay Styles Students follow a straightforward format when writing essays. Basically, you start with the ‘Introduction’, then write the ‘Main Body’ of the text, and finally add the ‘Conclusion’. Each of these sections has a different function. You name and briefly describe the main points you’re going to cover. Often you’ll also relate how […]

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The Advantages of Joining University Groups

| October 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

University life opens a up a whole new range of experiences, and though you may be leaving friends and family behind for a while, you’ll have opportunities to meet people from all over the world, as well as students from your own country.

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Teaching ESL Students

| October 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

In any teaching situation it is important to know which of your students have English as a second language (ESL), otherwise it’s easy to misunderstand someone’s circumstances. Teaching ESL students requires that you know what level they have reached in their English studies, so you will know what you can expect from them in a […]

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Support Available to International ESL Students

| October 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Adapting to a new country far away from family and friends can be a nerve-wracking experience especially if you are an international ESL student. Although you will have a fair or good knowledge of working English, both written and oral, you are likely to need help with the ins and outs of life abroad.

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Student Tuition and Debt

Student Tuition and Debt

| October 17, 2011 | 2 Comments

University tuition fees are on the increase, and many students are finding it increasingly difficult to afford Higher Education. Student fees and indebtedness are rarely out of the news these days, and it is a fact of life that most young people in the UK today find that the only way to get through university […]

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Students Battle With the Cost of Living

| October 17, 2011 | 2 Comments

Anyone who thought that being a student somehow insulated a person from the economic woes that the rest of the population is currently experiencing needs to think again; the cost of living for students in the UK has risen dramatically by 34% since 2004.  According to a study published by Family Investments, the average cost […]

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Preferred methods of testing – exams or essays?

| October 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

In order to judge a student’s performance, institutions perform a series of tests including coursework, exams and presentations throughout the academic year.  However, it is becoming more and more common for lecturers and teaching staff to recognise that not all students respond to the same forms of testing.  Therefore, gradually a shift is being made, […]

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Manage your Finances at University

| October 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Course fees, reading material, accommodation, food – all of these are expenses that you must consider when heading off to university. Unfortunately, the cost of all of these things is increasing all the time. Planning for and managing these costs and expenses can seem overwhelming at times.

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How to Write a First Class Essay

| October 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

Writing an essay need not be a daunting experience, but writing an essay that stands out from all others for its excellence requires careful planning. Whether you are writing essays as part of your coursework or as part of your university application, you should practice becoming a proficient writer.

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3 tips on Balancing University and Social Life

| October 15, 2011

Going to university is one of the most important and memorable times of your life. It will involve a lot of work – including coursework, exams, essays, and special projects – and fun too. To have a complete and well-rounded university experience, you will find that you need to balance your work and social life.

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Information Services Available to International Students

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Introduction Getting accurate information about studying and living in the UK is crucial if you are either planning to come to the country or have already started to live there.

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Constraints for International ESL Students

| October 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Studying at a university or college where the first language is not your own can provide some serious challenges for a student. ESL (English as a second language) students may find the coursework much more demanding than if they were working in their own language, though this will depend on their confidence and previous experience […]

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