Top tips for students

Posted by on Jul 27, 2012 in Blog | No Comments
Top tips for students

Read the question very carefully. Answer the question. Write a short  introduction – explain what you will be discussing. Let it flow – on the initial draft, get down all you want to say in an ongoing stream of writing; don’t focus on refining it. Format it – text looks and reads better when there […]

Etymology – the origin of words

Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Blog | 3 Comments
Etymology – the origin of words

‘Spelk’. It’s one of the thousands of words that I store in my internal library – and when the need arises, it is the word I would naturally elect to use. The people of the town from which I hail use that word; it’s used all over north-eastern England and much of Scotland (though it’s […]