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Intellectual Wellness

How to structure an essay

Writing an essay can be hard, and you might struggle to know where to start. But writing an essay really doesn’t need to be that difficult and knowing the right structure can save you a lot of headaches during writing. In this blog, we outline just how to structure an essay for school or university.

What are narrative techniques?

Narrative techniques or literary devices are the devices writers use in order to write a good story. You may find yourself asking the question what are narrative techniques? In this blog, we aim to answer just that.

5 tips to improving your writing

You may be an adequate writer or struggle to get words on the page. Whatever your level of writing, these top 5 tips to improving your writing are a surefire way to help you advance your writing and literacy skills, so let’s dive right in!

How to study alone effectively

Studying alone can be a real challenge, but it’s something most of us at some point in our lives will need to learn how to do well. In this blog, I outline 5 key tips on how to study alone effectively, so that you can get the most out of your independent study sessions.

How to study with ADHD (the neurodivergent learner)

If you have ADHD or ADD, you may find yourself struggling to learn in the same way your classmates do. As someone with ADHD, and somebody who loves learning, I know exactly what it’s like to fight my own brain to meet deadlines, try to stay engaged in three-hour-long lectures and partake in seminars where most of the time I am nodding a long but cannot hear a word the person in front of me is saying. As someone who has now achieved two Master’s degrees and a BA with Honors, I can tell you safely that being an effective learner with ADHD/ADD is totally possible, however, it does come with hurdles. In this blog, I have outlined some of the effective strategies that have worked for me.

Why structure is so important in fiction

If you’re studying English Literature at GCSE level, you may be familiar with Assessment Objective 2 (AO2): Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate. This objective asks you to critically analyse the language (words), form (type of literature) and structure (how to text is put together), but why is structure so important in fiction? In this blog, we go through why fiction is so important in fiction (as well as other forms).