This course will take students on a journey through the research and planning processes which provide the essential foundations for building good essays for high school and university.
In higher education students are often required to produce essays of varying lengths in numerous subjects which can represent a significant element in the summative assessments for their final qualification. In addition, the writing skills they acquire during these crucial years of their education will contribute enormously to their performance not just at university but beyond. Yet little time is available to subject teachers in high school for supporting the development of the necessary skills in their students to succeed fully in delivering essays that are well-researched, effectively structured and clearly expressed in academically appropriate English.
Rather than dealing in abstract concepts and theories, the course will engage students in short, accessible skill-building tasks which will help equip them to approach and develop those skills according to best academic practice and with greater confidence. The pace of this course will be lively, varied and demanding. We structure our sessions in the conviction that students learn best by ‘doing’, rather than being told what to do.
* For ICSE, CBSE, ISC, HSC, A Level or IB students planning to pursue study overseas after completion of Grade 10 / 12 Boards
Who is it for ?
- Students who are in grade 9 – 12 across all curricula
- Pre-university students looking for gaining credits in college
- Bright students in grade 9 who have been exposed to accelerated Math courses and are willing to challenge their knowledge can seek special permission from CourseLeap advisor
* This course is equally valuable as pre-college courses for students across diverse curricula. This includes Indian national boards: CBSE/ ISC/ICSE or int’l boards such as American boards, IGCSE, MYP, IB Diploma-Applications and Interpretation Course if they are applying for select universities and courses requiring advanced calculus studies.
Finding and evaluating suitable sources for projects and essays
Effective reading and note-taking
Avoiding unintentional plagiarism
Planning a clear and concise outlines, including abstract, introduction, main body and conclusion
Structuring effective paragraphs with a relevant topic sentence; writing summaries and paraphrases of source content
Supporting arguments with suitable evidence, illustration and critical analysis
Deploying references appropriately and correctly
Writing in an objective academic style
The course includes: teaching, assessments, doubt clarification, homework and progress reports
Available on request
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