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.

History

Surreal Stories From History

While it’s hard to imagine that reality could be wilder than works of fiction, we might find ourselves surprised if we dive into the history books.


Writers

Celebrating Writers Born In February

Though differing in style, themes, and periods, these three writers have left a remarkable legacy that will continue to endure through generations.


Father Christmas

The Magical Story Behind The Real Father Christmas

It was with writer Washington Irving’s 1809 book Knickerbocker’s History of New York that Saint Nicholas began to come to life as the lovable figure we know him as today.


Speeches

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

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…


Exams

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.


Motivation

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!