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How to believe. BBC clip links (previously on bitesize) The Panpsycast. 400 Bites podcast interviews arranged by theme. This list has been compiled by the amazing Seth Adelman.

400 Bites podcast interviews arranged by theme

These links should take you to the interviews. To offer comments about this list, please contact Nigel (via email link in lefthand column of this weblog) or Seth (biteslist AT comcast DOT net). Please let us know if you find any incorrect or broken links! Revision is about quality not quantity. The run-up to exam season is a tense time.

Revision is about quality not quantity

Students and teachers clock up extra hours as the revision timetable takes hold. But do these extra hours have an impact? Could a more effective revision technique mean fewer hours studying, making the looming A levels, GCSEs or Sats a less daunting prospect? As teachers, we make every effort to put on a plethora of revision classes to ensure students revise and that they do so properly. But what exactly is "quality" revision? Poor revision technique The theory that teens do not revise well prior to exams is pretty conclusive.

Not only that, our students also routinely use less effective revision techniques, like rereading their class books and highlighting their notes. They then tend to apply these ineffective techniques over long periods. OCR A Level Religious Studies: Practice Questions. 1.

OCR A Level Religious Studies: Practice Questions

Plato’s theory of the forms is unconvincing! Discuss (40) 2. There are no absolutes in Ethics; all values are relative. Critically evaluate this view. (40) 3. How to tackle AO2 questions for the NEW GCSE RS (Video) Get Revising. How to write better essays: 'nobody does introductions properly' As the government begins its crackdown on essay mill websites, it’s easy to see just how much pressure students are under to get top grades for their coursework these days.

How to write better essays: 'nobody does introductions properly'

But writing a high-scoring paper doesn’t need to be complicated. We spoke to experts to get some simple techniques that will raise your writing game. Tim Squirrell is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, and is teaching for the first time this year. When he was asked to deliver sessions on the art of essay-writing, he decided to publish a comprehensive (and brilliant) blog on the topic, offering wisdom gleaned from turning out two or three essays a week for his own undergraduate degree. Watching videos. MrMcMillanREvis. Revision Timetable Maker / Study Planner. Condense & Expand – revision technique no. 2 – Sixth Form Savvy.

First of All – Understand Before you start trying to learn stuff, make sure you understand it.

Condense & Expand – revision technique no. 2 – Sixth Form Savvy

It will make life a lot easier. I always liken this to a jigsaw puzzle. If you had to memorise a jigsaw puzzle and then go away and redraw it you wouldn’t learn each piece individually, it would be impossible (I’m talking 500 piece puzzle here). You would put the puzzle together so it makes sense, then draw it. If you don’t understand ask. Condense and Expand This is quite a simple 4 step revision technique. Step 1 – Simplify Choose a sub-topic. The really important thing is not to copy. When you’ve finished, test yourself. “Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.” ― Thomas Aquinas. What is Philosophy?: Crash Course Philosophy #1. St Bon's RE Dept - Learning Science.

Notes for students - Mel Thompson. Latest addition to this page...

Notes for students - Mel Thompson

I have added an article, originally published in 'Dialogue', entitled 'Can Natural Law escape Aquinas? ' to augment the notes on Natural Law for keen students and the general reader. To read it, click here. 'Dialogue' is a really useful publication for A-Level students of Religious Studies. To see their latest flyer, click here. Philosophy of Religion There is a page on the Ontological Argument, with some material taken from my Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics supplemented with further comments and reflections.

I have revised and posted sets of notes on The Argument from Design, based on the relevant sections in my Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics. Here is a short outline of the Anthropic Principle and Argument, for students looking at the Argument from Design, or issues in Religion and Science. Religious Experience What is it? Is the Philosophy of Religion a mistake? Religion and Science - ebook Ethics Are you in the USA? Squashed Philosophers -       HOME. Home - Philosophical Investigations. The Tablet. Welcome to The Tablet's Student Zone, a resource for sixth-form and undergraduate students of Religious Studies and related subjects around the world, for their teachers, and for anyone else who would like to find out more about the "big questions" of life.

The Tablet

Is there a God? Where did the universe come from? Is there a purpose to life? Do we all share a single human nature? Why would a good God allow suffering? The Student Zone includes video introductions and detailed written information on common areas of study, particularly on topics in ethics, the philosophy of religion, and religion and science. There are also sample essay questions, reading lists and web-directories for going deeper into each area of study, and a whole page of advice on how to write good essays and get high grades in examinations. But life's not all study. Aquinas_rs presentations.