Following our mocks, I made a list of avoidable errors that I come across again and again and again. Here are some of them, alongside some links and suggestions to help you sort them out.
PROBLEM 1 = Mis-read the question
SOLUTION = Underline the key words in the question. Still confused? Re-write the question in [...]
Now it’s time to turn my attention to tone. The first thing that springs to mind for most people [...]
Recently an emailer asked me to discuss the difference between tone, mood, atmosphere. Interestingly from my perspective they also included the term attitude which I’ve always thought of as something completely separate. Tone is such a complex issue I’ll devote an entire blog post to it but mood, atmosphere and attitude should be easy enough to [...]
Eek… it’s nearly Christmas! So here comes shopping, frosty mornings, eating til you want to vomit and then eating some more, boxes of disgusting biscuits, crazy relatives visiting and books, books, books. The best thing for me about two weeks off school is having the chance to sit down and read. So in [...]
When Evelyn asked me write a guest blog for her now famous website, I was both flattered and slightly nervous. It’s been many years since I’ve written an essay for an English teacher! So long in fact that the last time I did this, I was literally putting pen [...]