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.

What makes good descriptive writing?

What makes good descriptive writing?

Sensory Description This is another great tool that will help you to establish sense of place and sensory description: here Imagery Imagery is a powerful tool in a writer's arsenal. Whether you decide to make explicit comparisons (through simile) or implicit comparisons (through metaphor), you can draw upon a range of connotation already held by [...]

Essay Writing Guidance

Essay Writing Guidance

Essay Writing Guidance Supporting your essay writing skills in GCSE and A-level Effective opening with a tricolonTry to distil your ideas under three main umbrella headings. In your exams you are writing under timed conditions and therefore must prioritise what you will focus your time on.This will also help you evaluate and organise your ideas [...]

Writing from a Viewpoint: Homework Study Schedule

Writing from a Viewpoint: Homework Study Schedule

Year 8 Writing from a Viewpoint: Homework study schedule Week 1: Select and complete a worksheet on Logos or Pathos Re-read your Knowledge Organiser and ensure you are confident of the techniques outlined in Ethos, Logos and Pathos by Aristotle. Learn week 1 spellings and definitions of Tier 2 vocabulary   Week 2: Reading the [...]

ESL Resources by Topic: Sport and Leisure

ESL Resources by Topic: Sport and Leisure

Sport & Leisure English as a Second Language: Extreme Sports Homework Study Schedule Reading Skills: NEF Sport Results When you hear the final whistle Holiday changed my life Ready to Write 3 p. 181 Test Your Reading Holiday Brochure p. 52 National Geographic Close-up Student Book C1 Sports Crazy p. 121-132 What a World 2 [...]