VCE English Study Guides and Publications

VCE English Study Guides by Mark Lopez, PhD – English Tutor: Publications

VCE English Study Guides, Publications and Media Presentations by Mark Lopez PhD

Mark Lopez PhD is an expert private tutor, historian, author, and commentator on the state of Education in Australia.
  • Dr Lopez has written The Origins of Multiculturalism in Australian Politics 1945-1975, which is studied in Australian universities and around the world.
  • He has also written the insightful guides to success in the education system:
    • The Little Black Schoolbook Volume 1 (Essays)
    • The Little Black Schoolbook Volume 2 (Exams)
  • These study guides have helped many students succeed in the current Australian education system.
  • These publications are best used sequentially but can also be ordered individually.

Dr Mark has also published FREE STUDY NOTES (“Meaning In A Nutshell” Tutoring Note Series).

Read more about Mark Lopez PhD.

Dr Lopez’s Publications

The Little Black Schoolbook v.1 – by Dr Mark Lopez – Study Guide


The Little Black School Book: Volume 1. – Essays
The Secret to Getting Straight ‘As’ at School and University

Mark Lopez

ISBN:  9781921421075  Book Price: $29.95 AUSTRALIA

Overview of THE LITTLE BLACK SCHOOLBOOK – Volume 1 – Essays (Author: Mark Lopez, PhD)

  • Helps you understand how the Australian education system really works
  • Demonstrates how to turn the Australian education and VCE/ATAR system’s strengths and weaknesses to YOUR advantage.

The Little Black School Book does for education what Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince did for politics.

  • The Little Black School Book (Volume 1 – Essays) covers:
    • research
    • essay writing
    • clear thinking
    • expression
    • in innovative ways that give students solid skills and confidence.

But more than this, The Little Black School Book shows students what goes on in examiners’ minds and, more importantly, how to capitalise decisively on this insight.

Order from Connor Court Publishing

The Little Black Schoolbook Volume 2 – Exams

By Mark Lopez, PhD (Study Guide for higher VCE, ATAR, SACs and Exam scores)

Author: Mark Lopez, PhD

ISBN:  9781921421075  Book Price: $29.95 AUSTRALIA


Order from Connor Publishing

Order from BOOKTOPIA

Book Price: $29.95 AUSTRALIA

Overview of THE LITTLE BLACK SCHOOLBOOK – Volume 2 – Exams (Author: Mark Lopez, PhD)

  • The Little Black School Book (Volume 2 – Exams) provides you with powerfully effective exam techniques.
  • It offers comprehensive coverage on exam planning, preparation and performance.
  • This book aims to liberate you from pre-exam jitters.
  • Dr Mark Lopez helps you cultivate the personal qualities that make success more likely. He explains the examination system, including what goes on in examiners’ minds.
  • As well as showing you how to get A’s from capable, competent educators, these indispensable insights also reveal how to consistently triumph EVEN if your examiner is biased, jaded or prejudiced.

Presentations and Radio – Media

ABC Radio National – Counterpoint program – Launch of The Little Black School Book by Mark Lopez PhD


Watch Dr Mark Lopez’s Book Launch VIDEOS on YouTube

The Little Black School Book, Volume 1, Book Launch Speech – October 2008


The Little Black School Book, Volume 2, book launch speech, September 2009


Read our MEANINGS in a NUTSHELL articles.