This one day workshop is designed to improve your long answer and essay writing technique. Many students struggle with the step up from GCSE to A-Levels and therefore find 20 mark essay questions a daunting prospect. Yet with large numbers of marks in exams being reliant on essays it is an important skill to develop; a weak essay can often be the difference between grade boundaries. Our experienced tutor Michelle will guide you through the essay writing process and break it down into manageable chunks. You will learn how to plan and structure your essays in the most time efficient way for your exams, before learning how to write your ideas in a coherent and sophisticated way. Integrating and analysing case studies is an important skill, Michelle will teach you how to do this in a seamless manner. You will leave the course with the skills required to further develop your essay writing at home.
Students will receive an essay writing booklet and other useful and unique handouts including example answers of different levels. This course is designed for both AQA and Edexcel exam boards but students studying other exam boards are also welcome to join.
Structure of the Days
This one day workshop will run from 10am – 4pm
Registration is at 9.45am.
There will be a one-hour lunch break and a couple of 10-min breaks in the morning and afternoon sessions.
Lunch is not provided but there are places to eat in and around the campus.
– How to structure a 20 mark essay
– How to write an introduction
– How to structure a paragraph
– How to write a conclusion
– Time to practice essay writing with feedback
– Going over example essays and answers to long answer questions
– Recap of the day with question and answer”
Tutor: Michelle Wright
Michelle currently teaches A-level Geography at a private college and tutors Geography and English for both GCSE and A-level. After studying Geography as part of her International Baccalaureate Diploma, Michelle went on to graduate from Queens University Belfast in 2013 with a BA (Hons) in English.
She is a passionate and enthusiastic tutor who aims to further her students’ understanding and help with any areas which may be causing difficulty. Michelle explains everything in a straightforward way, breaking down complex topics so they can be readily understood. Once basics have been grasped, she pushes students on to more challenging concepts. An ability to write structured and well written essays is essential in Geography and Michelle teaches how to plan and structure ideas in order to achieve higher grades.
Exam question technique and breakdown were super helpful
I liked the essay practice and learning how to effectively plan and interpret essays
Helpful sheets, links and case study websites were suggested
Dates & Bookings
- Geography Essay Writing Workshop
May 11, 2019
9:45 am - 4:00 pm