The list that every student should have written

The list that every student should have written


I believe the slow movement can be applied to the work we do in universities. Some of it is simple and logical advice about distractions, some of it is about the actual process: slow thinking and writing.  This page has blog posts on slow learning that are grouped by the tasks that defined my university experience.


Essays are one of the oldest, strangest choices for assessment. Learn how to do them slowly here.


Perhaps the opposite of the slow assessment, but some careful thought before putting pen to paper can make all the difference.


We tend to rush presentations and try to speak for the whole time. Pauses and slower delivery provide clarity and coherence.

Writing Guide

Each year, undergraduates tend to make the same mistakes in writing. I produced a guide for Geography Students at Coventry University. I’ve edited it slightly (we couldn’t include the Coventry markscheme) but it might be useful.


With 9-12 months to write, this is a great opportunity to go slow.


Believe it or not, you don't have to read everything start to finish. But sometimes you do.

Slow Thinking

Strategies to help you approach your studies more slowly and more mindfully.