Essay Skills Booster Programme

Essay Skills Booster Programme


The Genius Booster Programme runs in April, May, July & August on a fortnightly basis for both Essay Writing & CSQ Application. The programme is primarily held online via live-streaming, although students may also opt to come for ‘live’ lessons at Coronation Plaza. (Students can pay a surcharge to attend the programme ‘live’.

The Essay-Writing programme focuses on the specific skills of incubating a good essay, and students are expected to have fluency in essay-writing and time management by the end of the programme.

The Genius Booster programme will focus on skills rather than content. Students who border-line passed their JC1 promotional examinations or feel that they haven’t acquired the necessary skills required should opt to attend this additional programme.

The lessons will be held on the following Saturdays from 530pm - 730pm

6 Apr, 27 Apr, 11 May, 25 May,

13 Jul, 27 Jul, 10 Aug, 24 Aug

you will be able to either attend it online via live-stream or choose to come down to the physical venue at Coronation Plaza to attend the class.

All lessons are recorded, so don’t worry about missing any lesson - you can always view the lesson online.

What will we cover in these 8 lessons

  1. Dissecting the requirements of an Essay Question

  2. Breaking down the key components of an essay

  3. How to write a strong & grounded introduction

  4. Stand, summary, definitions

  5. Why definitions matter

  6. Writing exercise

  7. Frameworks for writing an essay (The 4 ‘E’ approach)

  8. Effective paragraphing

  9. Topic sentences

  10. Writing exercise

  11. Writing effective evaluations for essay questions

  12. Difference between evaluative comments within body paragraphs vs conclusive evaluation

  13. Writing exercise

  14. Full Essay Practice - Graded

  15. Common mistakes in writing essays by students

  16. Purpose of writing a conclusion

  17. Writing a convincing conclusion with evaluative comments

  18. How to deal with ‘challenging’ essay questions that feels ‘out-of-the-norm’ & ‘curve-ball-type’

  19. Selection of essay questions in an exam

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