Category: TMA

All articles related to TMAs.

Where is your favourite study space?

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By David Wells Meet my goats: Elma, Joan and Gladys. Not only much-loved pets and vital hedge trimmers but also my most recent study partners. What am I talking about? Let me explain. As we were having a series of long overdue renovations completed on the house (a 140-year-old farm which was...


OU Students: The Long TMA Wait


By Leanne Goodall It’s practically the longest wait in the world. You know the one where you refresh and refresh that computer screen. The one where you log on to Student Home 200 more times than when you’re actually studying and the one where every new email makes you hold your breath,...


Deferment is not the end of the world…..

Why I deferred my Open University degree
Consider your options with the OU. They will help you decide.

By Clair Chaytors Having been a student of the Open University for over eight years now on various courses you could say I have caught the OU bug. In 2011 though after having had four children I decided to focus on an English Literature degree, my ultimate dream. My first two years...


My 5 Top Tips for Writing a TMA

By Leanne Goodall After three years of study, I’ve written a fair share of TMAs now! Each and every one of them has taught me more than just the content of the course books. Throughout my journey I have worked out one or two things which have really helped me when writing...


OU TMA: essay editing strategies

Some students prefer to edit as they are going along and this might work for you but it went against most advice I was given and never worked for me. The main problem with this approach was a constant search for perfection. Each and every line I had already written was immediately scrutinised and...


7 essay tips for an amazing TMA

Creating a high-grade Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) that you can be proud of is not an easy task. When I first started with the Open University I was guilty of making some basic errors before I accepted the fact that I was going wrong and it was time I formed a clear idea of...


Beware of merging Open University courses

You’ve nearly finished a course and another one is starting shortly before the first one ends. Two TMAs and an EMA and it’ll all be over. If you let this one slide it will put you back at least nine months as it doesn’t start again within a suitable time frame. You...


7 Steps to Detonating that Tricky TMA

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