Articles by Emma Somersett

I'm a former English teacher and private tutor who is passionate about education. I've been writing professionally for the past three years and have written educational worksheets for use in schools as well as contributing to an educational journal. I've also written on every other topic under the sun!

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How the Internet Revolutionised Learning

Many young people in 2015 attend schools which prescribe the use of a tablet to aid learning.


Do the Grammar Nazis have a point?

It could be suggested that the context in which the English Language is used is important in determining whether or not the ‘grammar nazi’ has a valid argument.

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Can Social Media and Learning mix?

By ignoring the existence of these sites, or dismissing them as unfortunate side effects of the digital age, we are doing ourselves a disservice.

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Why the study of History is vital to preventing xenophobia today

Studying history can help to generate an appreciation that we are all immigrants in one sense or another.

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How have attitudes to education changed over the last 30 years?

During the 1980s, education was centred around a liberal approach that was thought to foster creativity. However, half of all young people in the UK in the 1980s left school with no qualifications at all.

Learning: for Love or Money?

Over the course of your time at university, you could discover career paths that you didn’t even know existed. The result could be that you have a job that brings a lot of fulfillment, rather than just a fat bank balance.

Academic Success: Don’t be Reliant

Academic success is not about tacitly absorbing, copying and regurgitating. In order to get great exam results and succeed at undergraduate study it is essential to become an active learner.

Am I a Maths person or an English person?

Whether you are better at English or Maths, though, it’s still really important to have at least a basic grasp of both.

Flagging Motivation after Christmas? Advice to Kick on with.

Even the most positive and motivated people can’t help but feel a little dragged down in January.

Mature Students: Better equipped for University or not?

Someone embarking on a course of study as a seasoned member of the real world is probably much better prepared for the hard graft and dedication that studying for a good degree really involves.

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