Jessica Beasley, Author at Homeschooling

Articles by Jessica Beasley

Jessica is a freelance copywriter and content writer based in Richmond-Upon-Thames. With a degree in English Literature from University College London, she has experience as a private tutor for 14-18 years olds and adult learners. She has also worked in Widening Participation as a Mentor, Student Ambassador, and Student Leader. As someone who achieved A-Levels through distance-learning, Jessica has first-hand experience of the unique challenges and rewards that distance-learning offers. She regularly contributes content to educational websites including eNotes and Tutorful. In her spare time, she also enjoys writing for her own website for literature-lovers,


Speeches That Made History

Churchill’s speech is remembered as one of the most stirring wartime speeches ever recorded, yet the public didn’t hear it until Churchill was encouraged to record it for posterity in 1949.


Characters Of Fiction You May Not Know Were Based On Real People

Mr. and Mrs. Lee, Harper Lee’s mother and father, lived very nearby. She was my best friend. Did you ever read her book, To Kill a Mockingbird? I’m a character in that book, which takes place in the same small town in Alabama where we lived. – Truman Capote

Unreliable narrator

The Irresistible Power Of The Unreliable Narrator

Authors ranging from Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) to Daphne du Maurier (Rebecca) have utilised the literary device of unreliable narration.

Great reads

10 Books To Read In 2021: 5 -1

At the start of this week, I gave the first five of my top ten suggestions for great reads this year. Now here are the others…

Best Books

10 Books To Read In 2021: 10 – 6

We take a look at the must-reads, both old and new, that you should get your hands on this year…


How To Plan Essays In Exams

Setting aside even five minutes for proof-reading and editing afterwards can help your essay look more polished and guarantee that your argument is much more lucid and nuanced.


The Science Behind Motivation

We can’t rely on always feeling motivated -if you wait until you feel motivated to start an essay, it may never happen!

Writing Competitions

Writing Competitions To Enter in 2021

Whether you’re already a full-fledged novelist, or have yet to put pen to paper, let’s take a look at some of the most interesting (and accessible!) competitions running in 2021.

Robert Frost

Robert Frost and his Love-Letter To Winter Solstice

One of Frost’s best-loved poems, ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ is what he referred to as his ‘best bid for remembrance.’


Five Famous Phrases From Shakespeare

Let’s take a look at five of the Bard’s most influential phrases – and the plays that made them famous.