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The Ethics of Plagiarism

February 19th, 2013 by Dexter Findley

To put it bluntly, there are no ethics when it comes to plagiarism. Copying someone else's work or getting someone to write it for you is deeply unethical and is one of the Cardinal Sins of university life; to the extent that some unis will kick you out on your first offence, if it's serious enough. Compare this to their stance on students who are involved in crime and drugs (strangely lax, as long as they don't indulge on their turf), and you begin to see how seriously they take it.... Read More »

How to write an essay footnote

November 25th, 2009 by Emily

Footnotes may not be the most exciting aspect of university level English or History, but they're a great way to demonstrate the research that has gone into an essay.

Footnotes have a variety of purposes, including providing an author's comments on the text, acknowledging referred works, and referencing quotations. They are usually placed at the bottom of the p... Read More »

Helping students prepare for GCSE and A-level coursework

November 16th, 2009 by Emily

Students in their final year of GCSEs or A-levels will now be looking to begin the coursework component of their exams. While the UK system weighs heavily in favour of structured exams, coursework entries can make up to 25% of the final grade, and a strong performance here can make all the ... Read More »

Entrance exam preparation

September 9th, 2009 by Emily

Those who have gone back to school for their final year will already be thinking about what comes next, with some pupils facing the rigours of entrance exams or coursework submission for secondary school and university places.

When submitting coursework as part of an application, the student and tutor should work together to choose the best examples of work fro... Read More »

How best to judge ability at GCSE and A-level?

July 24th, 2009 by Emily

It's summer, and in the UK that means only one thing for many of our young people: the nervous wait for GCSE and A-level results. Their teachers and private tutors are arguably just as tense: those of us who have spent the last year coaching children in the techniques of the Math... Read More »