The State of Academic Freedom and Prof Docherty

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On 28 December 2014, hardcover copies of the book “Universities at War” by Professor Thomas Docherty started to be available at Amazon. The author is professor of English and of comparative literature at the University of Warwick and has published books on his broad reaching specialisations.

Prof Docherty has just been reinstated to his lecturer work in Warwick’s English and Comparative Literary Studies programme in September. By that time, it was already nine months after the start of his six months suspension while investigation on the charges against him was on going. It was also reported that he has been banned from any contact with his colleagues or students and had also been prevented from attending an even and writing a book preface. Reports have it that all such complaints, which could have him fired from the university, will be dropped. Continue reading

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Ucas Admissions Process and Clearing Key Dates


Getting into university is not simple. You need to know the process involved to be able to get there in the shortest time possible. This is especially so because if you miss a step in the procedure, it can cause delay.

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Steps in How to Write a Science Essay

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Yesterday, a friend of mine approached me for help because he knew that I also take on writing jobs on different projects aside from the other freelance work I do like tutoring young university students down to school children. His problem is his science essay.

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How to Take Care of Your Health

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Health is wealth. You have to value it; or else, you will regret when you get sick. A healthy body is your least expensive capital which can yield you the greatest returns. If you are healthy, you can work well and earn. If you are sick, you cannot do your job and lose your pay. Resting, relaxing and “being lazy” are ways which can help you keep yourself healthy.

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How to Live a Simple Life

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Problems are perennial in people’s lives. However, they and their effects can be minimised. This way, we will be able to live better and happier lives. To be able to solve, reduce and prevent problems, we should identify them and their causes. One big source of difficulties in life is living a complicated one. Living a simple life is the key to a happier one.

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The Benefits of Writing

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Writing is very beneficial. When you write, you learn, communicate and improve. The process of writing starts with a topic or the search for one. In this step you are able to learn about the topics you consider to write and the one you finally choose to write. Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Get Things Done Sometimes

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There are times when I can’t seem to get things going in some areas of my life. I am busy with work in the office, studying in school and tutoring students in subjects in which they need to catch up. There are times when, even though I get things done in schedule in one or more of these roles I have, I feel there is something dragging me at the back of my mind. Then I try to think harder why I feel this way. Then I realise that there is a thing or two I need or want to do but was not able to. So, I ask myself why is this so and what causes it. Continue reading

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Goals, Plans and Actions and How To Go About Them


GPA. Employees or workers, students, stay-at-home parents and everybody should have these. Most businessmen, entrepreneurs and freelancers already have developed these in their tasks and activities. Goals, plans and actions. One without the other three is not enough. One without the other three is nothing. We need to have a purpose in our lives – goals; know how to achieve them – plans; and actually carry out our plans – actions. We should have these three everyday and for longer periods as applicable. Continue reading

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Tips on How to Catch Up

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We all have goals. There are small objectives that lead to large ones. It is with the component tasks which we can see our progress more. It is also there that we can see whether we are falling behind. Here are what I did to catch up when I am behind schedule in my daily goals and what I have learned in doing so.

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What to Bring Up in Meetings and How


Meetings are good. They are necessary. Even with our busy schedule with all the tasks we need to do in work, we need to make time to talk in an official forum with the people we work with. And because time is precious, we should know what to bring up in the meeting and how do to it.

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