Monthly Archive: October 2019

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...


What would make life for an OU student easier?

Woman by computer

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...


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.


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 –>