Essay Writing Collection

Essay Writing Collection

A series of posts dedicated to exploring the intricacies of essay writing and how to approach them. Essays require you to do many things simultaneously as you synthesise crucial information in an evaluative and analytical way whilst offering nuance in meaning. It can be complex. Use these guides to help demystify some of these areas and develop your essay writing skills.

Essay Writing: How to Write an Effective Conclusion

Essay Writing: How to Write an Effective Conclusion

Introductions and conclusions can be difficult to write, but they are worth investing time in. They can have a significant influence on a reader’s experience of your paper and they are often the final remarks your examiner will read before making a decision on how well you have met the criteria of the exam or assignment. Just as [...]

Frankenstein: Key Quotations by Theme

Nature and Settings “these sublime and magnificent scenes afforded” “the thunder burst with frightful loudness from various quarters”, “I never beheld anything so utterly destroyed” Ch.2 “my eyes were insensible to the charms of nature”, “I did not watch the blossom or the expanding leaves” Ch.4 “a divine spring; and the season contributed greatly to [...]

Never Let Me Go: Key Quotations by Theme

Never Let Me Go: Key Quotations by Theme

Settings “A car was a rarity. And the sight of one in the distance was sometimes enough to cause bedlam during a class” p34 “Miss Emily…we probably recognised that it was her presence, intimidating thought it was, that made us feel so safe at Hailsham.” P39 “Normal people outside” p69 “One of the boys asked [...]

Written Analysis: What, How and Why Questions

Applying graphic organisers to flow chart to learning: breaking down the components of analysis to make it easier to comprehend and the put into action. Follow each part step-by-step to create effective analytical writing. Inspired by graphic organiser from @XpatEducator

Essay Writing: Making Word Word for You

Essay Writing: Making Word Word for You

Making Word work for you Finding key words: CTRL-F is a really useful shortcut to find specific phrases in your essays and other work. You can search for particular words you need to upgrade or phrases to search much more quickly through the content. This works for internet browsers and PDFs documents as well. Taking [...]

Essay Writing: References and Bibliography

Essay Writing: References and Bibliography

References When writing a longer essay for A-level which deals with multiple texts it is important to reference your quotations. This will help with the fluidity of your writing as you will not need to consistently re-introduce texts as you move between your sources and primary material. To do so in Microsoft Word, select the [...]

Othello: Knowledge Organiser

Othello: Knowledge Organiser

Download this Othello Knowledge Organiser with critical theory, intertextuality and context, and major Biblical allusions within the text. Key quotations for characters, useful epithets and Tier 2 Vocabulary. Subscriber Content Add content here that will only be visible to your subscribers. Subscriber Content Othello: Knowledge OrganiserDownload Subscribe to get access Read more of this content [...]