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The #studygram: How to use instagram to improve your grades | Lucy Parsons

One of the things that I get really fed up about is grown ups (yes, I know I’m one) banging on about how social media is a disaster for students’ grades. 54 more words

What would you do if you knew you would not fail? | Lucy Parsons

If you took the fear of failure out of the equation, what would you do? This is a probing and deep question. It really makes you delve into what’s important to you. 54 more words

What to do when you’ve been rejected by Oxford or Cambridge | Lucy Parsons

When you apply to Oxford or Cambridge you expose yourself to the very great risk that you will be rejected. The ratio of the number of applicants to the number of places means that you’ll probably be in the 75% or more of applicants who are rejected. 39 more words

How much further reading is too much further reading? | Lucy Parsons

I often talk about how important it is to do further reading, over and beyond the demands of your GCSE and A-Level courses. It’s vital because: Further reading will be the foundation of what you write about in your personal statement It allows you to deepen and broaden your knowledge of your subjects, making you […] … 24 more words

How to seem more confident than you actually feel | Lucy Parsons

I walked into a room packed full of people I didn’t know. The sight of them all stopped me in my tracks. For a second my courage left me and I felt like shrinking into a tiny ball or just turning around and leaving. 37 more words

How to prepare for an Oxbridge Interview | Lucy Parsons

It’s the final hurdle. You’ve written a stellar personal statement, sent off your very best work, taken the aptitude tests and now you’re going for interview. 52 more words

How to Write an EPQ essay (including lessons I’ve learned from writing my book) | Lucy Parsons

I often get emails from my blog readers asking me how to write an EPQ essay. It’s a big project and can be quite daunting. However, I think this type of independent academic research is incredibly important in preparing you for the kind of work you’ll be expected to do at university. 33 more words