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UK EDUCATION IN CHAOS - My article on Edexcel...
Review of Writing at University by Phyllis Creme, Mary R. Lea by TheBlueComet

Advantages: Taking advanatge of the resits opportunity.
Disadvantages: Exam board / government calamities result in unfairness to pupils, blighting their opportunities...

Before you start, I have spent the last half an hour trying to find a suitable category to put this essay into... "Oh it's an Edexcel paper. That'll be why I got an E instead of an A" An 18 year old A Level student explains why our education system ... Read review

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A very eye opening detailed opinion. Being a good few years past my own school days, and not having children of my own, I honestly wasn't aware how bad things were with all this. V. by vialdana
Ah, I remember it well! Multiple exam boards and lucky you if you got the Cambridge exam papers! What a lousy system it has turned into. You have to have consistency across the board and enough staff to carry the job through properly. In the end it's the reputation of British education that suffers as well as students like yourself who must sometimes be left wondering how well you really did DESPITE having received your exam results! by sdwill
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12.08.2002 16:27
Use this book if you are an economics ug
Review of Intermediate Microeconomics by Hal R. Varian by jimneecricket

Advantages: Excellent Book, well presented material
Disadvantages: maybe too mathematical for some people

I am a first year Economics student at Warwick, I also use this book as well as Katz and Rosen. This book is not cheap between 30-40 pounds depending on where you buy it, however I was recommended to buy it as soon as possible and so I did being the trust ... Read review

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Yup, we had this first year PPE at Oxford! by a-true-ben
Just the thought of this makes me glad I'm not a student any more! Margaret by mgrigsby

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09.07.2002 17:28
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Strategy - we haven't got time for strategy..
Review of Exploring Corporate Strategy by Gerry Johnson, Kevan Scholes by helencbradshaw

Advantages: Indispensable for the Strategy Student
Disadvantages: None

Well, you may or may not know that I am half way through my MBA with the Open University and what that entails is an exhausting three year course which drains your resources, although it is great fun and challenging too. Anyway, it was my husband that bo ... Read review

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seems like agood book for management grads.. shall recommend it to my friends :) happiness always, Pallavi by jilmil
Grief - I thought I was living in a bad dream there for a moment - brave woman - mine has been tucked to the back of the wardrobe never to see the light of day again - I didn't enjoy this book whatsoever, apart from anything trying to revise with it balanced on my knee on the settee transpired to be the best cure for insomnia I have discovered in years - its quite ironic when I was doing my degree it was Thompson that was all the rage - and I hated that then, but now compared to this it definitely has got a bit of an airing over the last year - its amazing how little these books really change from edition to edition - usually just the chapter numbers and sometimes the case studies if something more interesting comes along - although the Man U one was particularly interesting. Good luck with your 2nd year - I am just starting fully on my thesis - and having now seen your profile and work background I might be back to pick your brains (if you have time - I am truly glad mine is over - if I knew then what I know now). Sue by sue.51
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03.07.2002 19:19
I'M A DUMMY BUT I DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT
Review of Building a Web Site for Dummies - Macromedia Press by MissDirect

Advantages: Interesting, easy to use, full of links.
Disadvantages: American, I knew some parts already.

I am creating a new web site, and this time I am doing it properly. My current web site began life in the long Christmas holidays through a mixture of boredom, a desire to learn new skills and have my own space on the web where I could do as I pleased. I ... Read review

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well described i loved it coz i am web developer,thank you by seryosh
That was really good an you explained it perfectly. I would love to build a website but i'm not sure if even this book would help me, i'll give it some thought though. by criple

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19.06.2002 20:29
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Hammer Crammer
Review of Hammer's German Grammar and Usage, Third Edition - Martin Durell by Sugarlily83

Advantages: Excellent overall
Disadvantages: Assumes previous knowledge of German grammar

...that case may I suggest Hammer's German Grammar and Usage? This surprisingly light 541 page volume set me back only around £20 and is really popular so should be no ... Read review

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I'm going A Level German, in fact I'm typing up some speaking preperation about "Der Umwelt" now, and I don't even bother to check the grammar, I'm rubbish at it, and I know that the teachers are used to my poor german grammar, I only learn it when i have exams..even when i do decide to check my grammar, i don't get any better marks :) The book sound very useful! by emma155
Great op. Interesting read. Craig. by craigy2040

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02.06.2002 21:50
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Ever wanted to see sour milk under a microscope
Review of Cambridge Advanced Sciences: Microbiology and Biotechnology by Sarah_Louise

Advantages: Covers everything needed for this unit, pretty interesting, tells you how to do the practicals
Disadvantages: Not all questions have answers , this book isn't in colour

Yes, I’m reviewing yet another text book! This is the last one for this year though, honest! This book is designed for A2 level Biology students studying with the OCR exam board. You may remember from reading my other biology text book reviews ... Read review

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Sounds like one hell of a book! Good op. Craig. by craigy2040
But you can always test the beer afterwards..Baz by Bigbaz
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23.05.2002 20:17
Another attempt at making biology sound fun...
Review of Cambridge Advnaced Sciences: Biology 2 by Sarah_Louise

Advantages: Full colour, some questions have answers, summary at end of each unit are handy
Disadvantages: Not all questions have answers

This book is the bible of AS Biology students. (Or at least that’s what its supposed to be!) This book is designed for AS level Biology students studying with the OCR exam board. As with most textbooks though, I’d have thought that thi ... Read review

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Again it looks like a great book! Good op. Craig. by craigy2040
Superb review. Staggered! by Ophelia

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21.05.2002 20:14
Workout Your Brain AND Your Body
Review of Norton Anthology of Poetry by MissDirect

Advantages: Variety, useful notes.
Disadvantages: Heavy, thin paper.

I did not expect to come to appreciate this anthology. Upon arriving at my first lecture at university, we were told that this was an "essential text" for the first module. "Rush to the shops and buy one, and you MUST have one by the next lecture, or deat ... Read review

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Be glad you only had to buy one of the nortons! I had to buy 'Norton ANnthology English Literature' Vol 1 and 2 as well as the one on criticism - this nearly bank rupted me! by Secre
I'm supposed to get this for uni next year, I do like the sound of it, I'm just searching around to get it as cheap as possible! by l-m-n-o-p
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07.05.2002 20:07
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Sarah's attempt at making biology sound fun
Review of Cambridge Advanced Sciences: Biology 1 by Sarah_Louise

Advantages: Full colour photographs, diagrams and graphs, some questions have answers in the back
Disadvantages: Not all the summary notes are relevant, there aren't any questions specifically for the synoptic exam

This book is designed for A2 level Biology students studying with the OCR exam board. I’d imagine that the book would be suitable for all A2 level biology students though, irrespective of what exam board you are studying with. The A2 course ... Read review

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erh! yeh! really interesting, I got a B in science for GCSE but I never liked it one bit, maybe they should funk it up a bit, make it a bit cooler or somethin. Maybe learnin about meiosis and osmosis in a rap or a song, then it would be interestin. Great op! enjoyed the read ... jm by BadBoy
Oh no Jo, physics beats them all! :o) (p.s. I know I'm mad!) by Sarah_Louise
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30.04.2002 20:24
Success I.T. Projects in excel
Review of Successful IT Projects In Excel by garyt84

Advantages: good help for projects
Disadvantages: none

NOTE: THIS ISN’T ABOUT EXCEL 97, ITS ABOUT A BOOK WHICH HELPS USERS TO USE EXCEL 97. I was given this book when I was told that I had to do a project using Excel 97, I thought that I could use Excel to its best. But I was wrong; I realised that with t ... Read review

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I asked for it to be moved so now that it is in the right category, you get your VH, Chris. by christopherj84
Sorry but I'm not going to rate this. It is a great opinion but unfortunately, as you said, it is in the wrong category. Ciao say these opinions should be given an UH ratng so I will spare you that and not rate it and I will enjoy May Day, Chris. by christopherj84

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24.04.2002 12:57
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