August 30, 2017

5 Useful Tips for Writing Essays

INTRODUCTION Essays that start off with a great opening keep the reader interested. Particularly in exam essays where the examiner will be reading hundreds of ….

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April 18, 2017

Debating at Oxford University

Debate and discussion are at the heart of the teaching system at Oxford, with students learning not only from lectures, practicals and seminars, but also ….

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February 01, 2016

The Oxford Tutorial

Oxford is world-famous for its distinctive style of teaching: the tutorial. Rather than teaching students in large groups, the tutorial system provides students with a ….

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September 30, 2015

10 Top Tips for Independent Study Success: The Oxford Summer Courses Way

At Oxford Summer Courses your tutor will set work for you to complete for the tutorial and we encourage a high level of disciplined independent ….

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January 30, 2015

How Oxford Summer Courses Teaches Discipline and Time Management

‘Work Hard, Play Hard’ has always been an important mantra of Oxford Summer Courses, and we believe it should be an important part of life! ….

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December 30, 2014

The Importance of Debate

‘Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt’, or so goes a quote attributed to Abraham ….

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December 18, 2014

Success: A Theory of Imitation

When we think about success what, or who, do we think about? Are the successful those with fame, wealth, recognition, academic achievements, happiness, the ability ….

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November 30, 2014

Benefits of the Tutorial System: Introduction

For these blog posts I thought I would write a series on the value of the tutorial system of teaching. Oxford and Cambridge, as I ….

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July 30, 2014

Standing Out Academically: Part 2

After the response from our last post, we thought we would share some more resources with you. Again, a lot of these cover areas of ….

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