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    Essay Writing Skills

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    Essay Writing Skills Training

    Essay writing is an essential skill for senior secondary and tertiary students.
    This course covers all the essential essay writing skills from analysing the question to editing the final draft.

    Our in depth and comprehensive essay writing course covers common areas of weakness in student essay writing including:

    • Not answering the question – learn how to analyse the question, plan a well structured answer and write a proper opening and concluding paragraph
    • Poor opening argument and essay structure – learn the features of a good thesis, develop skills in analytical reading, presenting a balanced argument, supporting that argument.
    • Editorial writing – learn how to advocate a specific point of view and write a convincing and clear argument
    • Exam essay writing – learn how to write a clear, concise and well structured answer within a time limit.
    • Speech writing – learn how to write an essay designed to be spoken, understand the key elements to successful speech writing, learn how to deliver and present a speech

    Taught by qualified English teachers this Essay Writing course will give senior students the skills and confidence they need to approach the rigorous of both assignments and exams with confidence


    • Course Description: Essay Writing Skills
    • Accredited:  NO. The training provider and the facilitators is however accredited, but not this course.
    • Duration: 2 days (booking for Committee members only 1 day required)
    • Hidden fees: None
    • Certificate: Certificate of attendance unless otherwise stated.
    • Activities/Assessment: Learners are required to apply skills and knowledge obtained on the course in the workplace. The facilitator will incorporate 70% practicality by means of examples, activities and role-plays during the contact session. Learners will receive a learner guide which will guide them thorough the process.


    Currently we have the following supporting structures in place for our members:

    • Telephone support.
    • Contact Detail –
      • Cell. 0825507946 Tel. 0867227014 English, Tel. 0318115749 English/Zulu.
    • Helpdesk – – 7 days a week (integrated email and sms notifications).
    • Members private forum with model answers to all  activities including JOB opportunities.
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    When you have completed this module you will be able to define the key concepts associated with:

    • The academic essay: its nature and role
    • What is an essay?
    • Essay conventions
    • The essay as assessed coursework
    • Developing your academic skills through essay writing
    • The foundation for success
    • Using clear language
    • Detail that makes for good writing
    • If your first language is not English
    • Researching the content
    • Deciding which topic to write on
    • Understanding the essay title
    • Gathering material and using bibliographies
    • Developing your academic skills
    • Making notes
    • Using essay banks
    • Preparing and writing
    • A systematic approach
    • When it all goes wrong
    • The structure and detail of an essay
    • The introduction: making a good start
    • The central content
    • Referencing
    • An appropriate conclusion
    • Writing essays in examinations
    • The purpose and form of a dissertation
    • Example essays and the art of learning from experience
    • What your lecturer wants
    • A checklist
    • The nature of the examples
    • An example of guidelines go Examples
    • Dealing with criticism 117 A helping hand
    • Top tips
    • Looking ahead
    • The immediate benefits
    • The wider world
    • Areas of change
    • Skills with ongoing benefit
    • Applications in finding work and beyond
    • Written communication in tie workplace
    • Ongoing development


    • General Staff
    • Supervisors
    • Junior Management
    • Senior Management

    Most academic courses will require you to write assignments or reports, and this unit is designed to help you to develop the skills you need to write effectively for academic purposes. It contains clear instruction and a range of activities to help you to understand what is required, and to plan, structure and write your assignments or reports. You will also find out how to use feedback to develop your skills.


    • Minimum of 14 days workplace experience in the workplace. (part time or full time)
    • Basic communication skills (English = reading and writing skills on a NQF level 1 (Grace 8 or higher))
    • Able to attend the contact session and any of our workshops offered.

    Learner preparation for the contact session (Classroom Training)


    • Attending the full contact session. (Classroom Session)
    • Copy of ID document
    • Pen and paper.


    1. Enrol as a learner with Trainyoucan by completing the application form.
    2. Attend the contact session with Trainyoucan.
    3. We provide you with all the learning material that you need.
    4. Certification (Attendance) on completion.


    We offer corporate packages on site to reduce the cost and make training more affordable. Our corporate packages work as follows:

    1. You provide the venue – you safe money!
    2. We provide the Facilitator – you only pay the daily Facilitator rate!
    3. Set price per manual and certificate or each person attending.
    4. Deposit 50% required as confirmation of the course and 50% on completion (last day).

    Terms of agreement:

    • The employer provide the venue.
      • Where possible we require we request U-Shape or Boardroom style.
      • Employer to indicate if flipchart is available. (TRAINYOUCAN will provide where not possible)
    • The employer provide refreshments (teas on arrival, morning and afternoon) – Where not possible TRAINYOUCAN will make arrangements.
    • Catering – this is totally dependent on the employer/organisations internal policies and procedures.
    • Session start: All sessions will be starting 8h30 in the morning until 16h00 unless otherwise communicated.
    • TRAINYOUCAN will provide an SETA Accredited Facilitator with the scope to deliver the required programmes for the duration of the course.
    • Maximum of 12 delegates per class requested.
    • Request brief outline or training needs/gap from the employer/organisation to assist Facilitators in addressing special needs during the training sessions.
    • Bookings and arrangements can be confirmed directly with the Facilitators however all bookings and payments will be accepted on a valid invoice from our accounts department.
    • Payment Request: Strictly on invoice only!