Top 10 tips for essay writing

Top 10 tips for improving your essay writing.   OU lecturer Nigel Warburton offers his advice on the essay writing process.    1. GET STARTED Don’t procrastinate. Get down to it now. If you have an essay to write, it is amazing how easy it is to find other things to do....

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Open University DU301: Full TMA 03

  I have released this EMA to help future OU students who are studying on the same course. It received a mark above 70% and will hopefully be of use as an example or guideline for DU301 students to look at.   Outline and evaluate the game theory explanation of the difficulties...

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Essay Writing Skills for Open University Students

Essay writing can be less daunting if tackled in 5 stages. 1.  Analyse the TMA Question Read the question (and student notes) Distinguish between process and content words/parts of the question (See Learning Companion 2 (LC2), p.67)   2.  Read and select relevant material Include concepts, theories, arguments, useful examples and evidence...

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What would make life for an OU student easier?

We asked this very question on our social media recently and some of the answers were: interesting, sad and hilarious. Have any of your own? Add them in to the comments. Here is the pick of them. Fewer set texts in my English module – there are too many to read and...

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The Student Room talks Open University

Some of these discussions are slightly old but the content and sentiment is still very relevant to anyone considering studying with the Open University. http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2115101 http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1838091 http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1356200 http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2656822 http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=194212 http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=381747 http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Open_University http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2668747 http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2462562

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Open University Reviews

Here are some of the links to reviews we have found that may be useful to anyone considering studying with the Open University. If you have any to add then feel free to leave below in the comments section. Thanks, David. Open University Reviews – Course and Study Reddit link –> http://www.reddit.com/r/OpenUniversity...

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A chance to show their skills

It’s not uncommon for students to return home disappointed with their efforts during exam time and dreading those impending results. By not achieving their desired scores, their self-esteem can suffer serious detrimental effects which can impact their continued efforts towards their education. Factors such as stress, anxiety and exhaustion can play a...

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Do Kids Need Better Breaks During Schooltime?

Kids spend at least 6 hours a day, 5 times a week, inside their school setting. This adds up to quite a large portion of the 7 day week: 30 hours dedicated to academia, and then comes in the homework and extracurricular clubs the majority of teachers believe children should be taking. ...

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How International Students Learn Beyond the Classroom

Today, there is increasing recognition of the limits of classroom-based learning. While academics and critical thinking skills do need to be taught through lectures in a closed setting, there are life skills necessary for holistic development that cannot be learned solely in a classroom setting.  International schools are among the foremost believers...

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Career Options: MOT Tester

When it comes to the motor industry, there are many different routes you can go down and different ways you can progress your career.  You could work in the racing industry, for example, although this is hard to get into. You could sell cars at Smart Car dealers and other dealers around...

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