I know how hard I worked for my degrees and postgraduate qualification, and I am in awe of those of you that are also doing this as non-native speakers.
Seriously, that’s so impressive. I know though, because I’ve worked closely with so many of you, that sometimes writing a full length academic essay can be daunting. You worry whether your English is clear, if you’ve inadvertently broken the rules of English essays, if the words you’ve used actually mean what you intended …. And that’s before you even think about the content.
I created this course for students like you who already have a high level of English but who need to know that their work is linguistically and academically accurate. The experience I have had writing first class essays of my own and of working in university and marking academic essays means I know exactly how you need to present your argument to achieve maximum impact. This course shows you how.
Brilliant if you:
Students who speak English as a second (or third, or fourth, or fifth…) language.
You are an advanced speaker but still need to know that your brilliant ideas are underpinned with absolute accuracy and rigour.
I’ll support your English skills too and make sure you have the language you need to shine while also teaching you what not to write.
What you’ll study:
This is a practical, hands-on course that will teach you both the framework for all great essays while also being focused on your specific essay title.
You’ll learn what top level academic essays have in common and some common mistakes that students often make that cost them serious marks. I’ll support you to organise your reading and manage your time effectively. I’ll support your English skills too and make sure you have the language you need to shine while also teaching you what not to write.
I want you to be able to confidently know how to craft essays that will make your examiner leap from their chair in joy and start singing your praises. You’ll learn how to go from essay title and no idea to confidently getting grades you deserve – and maybe even enjoying the process!
How you’ll study:
You will study 1:1 with me either in my Leeds office or online in my Google classroom. You’ll learn how to recognise and include the key elements of a brilliant essay and you’ll be clear exactly what your mark scheme means and how to apply it so your examiner awards you the grades.
I’ll teach you how to organise your time, your research, your writing and more so you get the work done without the procrastination and overwhelm. Best of all, you’ll understand what a great essay needs to include and the small tricks that can add an entire degree class onto your work.
Your time investement for this course is 6 hours plus extra time for private study. It goes without saying that the more time you are able to give to private study and reflection, the more this course will benefit you.
For your financial investment, please see the fees page here.