study tips

Writing the perfect essay

Monday, 23 April 2018

The word ‘essay’ is also a verb meaning ‘to attempt’. It still retains something of that meaning in it's commoner sense of ‘a piece of continuous prose (not like a series of notes) in which the writer explores a topic’. As essays are one of the ways in which examination boards test you will need plenty of practice in writing them... Read more

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Making the most of your tutor

Friday, 22 September 2017

Your tutor will be the person most closely involved with your work on your course, guiding your studies and giving you feedback. Your tutor will be an experienced teacher who knows your course and subject extremely well and who has helped many other students succeed. We’ll look at how you can make the most of the support your tutor can offer you... Read more

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Help for revision blues

Friday, 21 April 2017

Following on from our previous study tips post, for today’s blog we’re sharing some thoughts from our magazine on why preparation for exams should focus on more than just knowledge — advice which is as relevant today as it was when it was first published. Enrolled NEC students can also find a scanned copy of the original publication on learn@nec... Read more

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Taking your exams this summer? Follow our top 10 revision tips

Friday, 31 March 2017

With Easter fast approaching it’s the time of year when students across the country are preparing for their upcoming exams. If you are sitting exams this summer and worried about the amount of revision you’ve done so far, don’t panic! These tips from our Student Support Team will help you to make the most of your revision time... Read more

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Top tips for studying over the holiday season

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s easy to lose sight of your studies. Christmas parties, decorating the house with an unmentionable number of fairy lights, family get togethers mean there are many reasons to procrastinate. Here are our top tips for keeping your studies on track over the next couple of weeks... Read more

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