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The Art of Travel

Module C Elective 2 If you're doing this then you'll need to think about Alain de Botton. This guy has read a lot of books and knows just about everything there is to know about the most obscure philosophers/thinkers/writers/dudes in Europe and beyond. His emphasis is...

In the News

In response to Sydney Morning Herald article: Cheating 'endemic' in NSW high schools, June 7, 2015. North Shore tutor Matthew Teakle said he had been inundated with requests by students for him to write their essays for him. When he refused, they often took their...

Provocative Questions…

Have you had the experience of hearing somebody give advice or an opinion on something they know nothing about? You knew they were wrong because you knew the truth. A friend once told me about a time when he was on a ferry in San Francisco and overheard a man talking...

Essays are like…

Essays are like Platypuses - they're a strange combination of (seemingly) incongruous elements. Essays are objective arguments fueled by deep, subjective opinion. Essays are polite and formal, while at the same time being aggressive arguments. Study the Platypus...

Essays – It Pays to be Bold

Hey there students of English! I've been thinking about essay writing lately and I've got some ideas I want to share. I think essay writing should be 'bold' and the thesis statement should reflect this. Every good essay starts with a sharp, punchy thesis statement. A...

Audiobooks – My Little Secret

As I've gotten busier, the time I have available to sit and read a book has rapidly diminished. I do however, spend a lot of time sitting in my car driving - hence my love for audiobooks. I download all my books from audible.com directly onto my iPhone and listen to...

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