Academic Essay writing for university and IELTS students

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Course Description

This video series will teach you how to structure a coherent, logical essay.

Workbook activities

This course has a workbook with 10 activities which you are invited to completed as you watch the videos. The activities will teach you the techniques needed to create a coherent and structured essay.

This video series will provide cover the following key concepts:

Session one

What is an essay?

Discussion essay.

How to use mind maps to improve the

structure of your essay.

How to conduct research.

Different reading strategies.

Brainstorming and planning.


Session Two

Overview of planning and organizing


Session Three

Analyse title

Mind map

Linear essay plan


Complete Workbook Activity 1 – 4 in the workbook


Session Four

How to structure paragraphs


Session Five

How to write a topic sentence

Explaining the key terms: Analyse / compare/ discuss / describe / critique / evaluate / justify


Complete Workbook Activities 5 and 6


Session Six

How to write an excellent introduction


Complete Workbook activity Activity 7


Session Seven

How to structure and the Main Body of the essay

Paragraphs organization

Linking words to improve the flow of your essay

Signposting statements


Session Eight

How to write a conclusion


Complete Workbook Activity 8


Session Nine

General points about writing an essay. Omissions and common mistakes made.

Points about a good essay


Session 10

Write your first draft of the essay

Complete Workbook Activity 10

Expected Outcomes

  1. You will learn key skills, techniques and tools needed to write an academic essay
  2. You will learn about mind maps for brainstorming their ideas
  3. You will learn about linear essay plan to help them create essays with a structured logical order
  4. You will learn how to formulate paragraphs, with topic sentences, evidence and opinion and linking words
  5. You will learn how to write topic sentences
  6. You will learn how to create balanced arguments
  7. You will learn how to make their essay coherent, logical and have a clear flow
  8. You will learn about signposting statements
  9. You will learn how to provide evidence to support their arguments
  10. You will learn how to write a good introduction
  11. You will learn how to write the main body of the essay
  12. You Learn how to write a conclusion
  13. You will learn linking words to improve the flow of the essay
  14. You will have a workbook designed to help them structure their essay. There are 10 activities. They will create mind maps, linear essay plan and they will get a template to help them create coherent well structured paragraphs . They will write an introduction a main body and conclusion for an essay title i set
  15. You see examples of good introductions and conclusions
  16. You will learn the context of the words analyse, evaluate, justify, critique