Revision: Language and Politeness
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Revision: Language and Politeness

Following our current trend of revision posts, we thought we’d cram in as much English Language as possible before the first exam on Wednesday. If you’re revising for component one, you may also find yesterday’s language acquisition post useful. Facework Most concepts about politeness focus on the idea of face; our public self-image that conversations need … Continue reading

That Pesky Personal Statement: Discussion
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That Pesky Personal Statement: Discussion

It’s that time of year again. If you’re thinking about starting University next year, you’re probably collecting prospectuses and wandering round UCAS conventions like nobody’s business. There’s one giant hurdle between you and the course of your dreams: that damned personal statement. Fear not, for your fairy godmothers have arrived. Between us, we got 2 … Continue reading