Post-16 Support: US Essay Writing Guidance

Post-16 Support: US Essay Writing Guidance

A useful guide and compendium of information to support you in writing US Application Essay. Checklist: Do: Make a list of things that matter to you. What are you passionate about?Prepare to write by reading. Read good quality texts; it will impact your writing!Expect to write several drafts, so start early!Ask people you trust for [...]

Post-16 Support: Writing Personal Statements

Post-16 Support: Writing Personal Statements

A useful guide and compendium of information to support you in writing a strong personal statement. What to include in your Personal Statement? A Checklist UCAS Personal Statement Guide Use this worksheet to help frame your writing You can enter up to 4,000 characters (this includes spaces) or 47 lines of text (this includes blank [...]

Transactional Writing: Survival Stories

Transactional Writing: Survival Stories

Preparation for Section B Transactional Writing which is thematically linked to the Section A topics and Non-Fiction extracts. Edexcel Non-Fiction Texts linked to survival and adventure: Explorers or boys messing about? Either way, taxpayer gets the rescue bill The Explorer’s Daughter Between a Rock and a Hard Place Wilderness Adventures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VG-WYPtpCQ Arctic Adventures Arctic Survival [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dystopian Creative Writing: The Night

Here is an wonderful exemplar of creative writing based on the conventions of Dystopia. This is a student piece written by Maryam Saad. Thank you for sharing your writing “Tell me.” The little girl whispered, curling up in her mother’s embrace. “About when the world was normal.” She sighed, looking down at her grimy face. [...]