How much further reading is too much further reading?

I often talk about how important it is to do further reading, over and beyond the demands of your GCSE and A-Level courses. It's vital because:

  1. Further reading will be the foundation of what you write about in your personal statement
  2. It allows you to deepen and broaden your knowledge of your subjects, making you more passionate about them.

The other day I had an email from one of my readers, Ben. Ben (who hopes to apply to Oxford or Cambridge University) said:

I was reading your guide on how to approach reading around my subject and I was wondering how much detail I should go into as obviously I do not know what will come up in my interview. I expect erring on the side of too much is better.

So, how much further reading is too much further reading? Watch the video to find out….

Watch now: How much further reading is too much further reading?

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I'd love to know what you're reading to broaden and deepen your understanding of what you're currently studying or what you want to study at university? How do you find books to read? How do you fit it into your busy life? Let me know if the comments section below.


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