I'm here to share a secret with you...great writers are not born - they're made.

If you had to describe yourself you’d say you’re intelligent, ambitious and have a strong work ethic. But, if there was one word to describe how you feel about your Uni work right now it would be: FRUSTRATED!

Whether you want to improve your exam revision and technique, or you’re desperately thinking #idontwanttowritethisessay — you’re in the right place.

You’re the type of person who is open to new ideas, willing to learn and committed to doing whatever it takes to be successful.

But maybe you…

  • Have absolutely no idea how to structure your independent study time outside of lectures,
  • Can't figure out what tutors want when you write your essay, assignments and presentations
  • Don't know what to revise for exams and find it impossible to get information into your head
  • Find feedback from tutors a complete mystery and you haven't a clue how to improve 
  • Feel alone with your struggles – like everyone else knows what they’re doing, except you

Rest assured, you're not alone.

You KNOW you're destined for great things in life.

You want to make an IMPACT in your future career.

You’re READY to take your education to the next level. 

But you don’t know HOW to make University success a reality. You feel stuck.

Trust me. You're in the right place. I'm here to show you how..


I'm Rachael and I've made it my business to teach students how to be brilliant at essays and exams

The academic world centres around the use of words. One lesson University quickly teaches everyone is that academic standards rise suddenly. And that can be scary.


Great writing and study skills can make the difference between gaining the degree result you want and living with regret.

But the good news is University level study and writing are skills you can learn.

Once you master it, you’ll succeed at University and beyond!

Who am I and why did I start Joined Up Writing?

I’ve worked as a communications specialist since I graduated from University in 1994, working for clients such as Waitrose, Rolls-Royce, Royal Bank of Scotland, the National Health Service and National Grid. Along the way, I achieved that coveted ‘six-figure’ salary and continued my love affair with learning by graduating with my M.B.A. in 2003 and becoming a guest lecturer.

At the age of 42, I won a teaching scholarship to study for my PhD alongside teaching Undergraduates and Masters students. But as I talked with students, marked essays and supervised dissertations. I realised how many bright, talented and dedicated students really STRUGGLED with writing.

I knew I could do something about it, so I started this blog and the #StudyWriteNow Facebook group. I blog about topics such as independent study skills, essay writing, exam revision and developing a positive study mindset..

I’ve taught hundreds of people how to improve their writing using my signature 3M approach - Mindset, Method and Mastery. I know from research and experience what works and what doesn't. I can show you how to build your academic skills, graduate with a great result and have fun along the way!

    If you KNOW this is you and you want to join other smart, switched on students, then you'll want to join our Facebook group #StudyWriteNow. It’s free to join and you’ll be the first to receive my blog posts, free downloads and invitations to any free, live workshops I host online.

    There is an amazing plan and purpose for your life.

    Study hard, stand out and start RIGHT NOW!


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