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10 tips on how to write a great CV

Nov 17, 2020
Here are some points to ensure your CV gets past the robotic gatekeepers (the ATS system) and gets the right kind of attention from the right people. Whether you are writing your first CV or editing your tenth, here are some points to set you up for success.

How to lay the foundation for a great CV

Nov 17, 2020
Whether you've just finished secondary school or whether you're completing your tertiary education, you know your future is in your hands. You also know something else should be in your hands - your CV. And this year, more than ever, a good CV is going to help you stand out from the crowd.

What is the 'passive voice'?

Jun 26, 2020
How to identify the passive voice in academic writing, and change it to active voice. Examples and common uses of the passive voice in essays.

Academic Writing Feedback Glossary

Jun 23, 2020
We've put together a list of terms, with explanations and examples, that are commonly used when giving feedback on academic writing. 

How to study online: Online students share their best study tips

Mar 24, 2020
We asked online students to share their best study tips with their peers, to help them nail their studies from the safety and comfort of their own home during this uncertain time.

How to structure paragraphs using the PEEL method

Nov 19, 2019
You may have heard of the acronym PEEL, but what exactly does it mean? And how can it help you? We’re here to explain it all, plus give you some tips on how to nail your next essay.

How To Write An Epic Cover Letter (that will actually get you an interview)

Oct 29, 2019
Cover letter hacks that will make your cover letter unmissable for any employer. A guide for students on how to write the best cover letter.

Proofreading vs editing: What's the difference?

Apr 10, 2019
Proofreading involves correcting surface errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling. Editing, on the other hand, seeks to improve your essay's overall quality. Feedback can help with both.

Book review: Draft No.4 Writing tips from a Master

Mar 26, 2019
McPhee’s much anticipated Draft No.4, On the Writing Process, is both deeply nostalgic and quirkily entertaining. For budding writers it offers an eclectic collection of anecdotes, touchstones and mud-maps, alongside earnest encouragement for those immersed in the sometimes brutal process of “knitting a novel”, writes Mike Larsen.

Narrative vs Persuasive Essays

Mar 7, 2018
How do you distinguish between narrative and persuasive essays? A simple search tells us that a narrative essay tells a story, while a persuasive essay makes an argument. However, English specialist, Jeanie Tseng, tells us why it's not as easy as that.