Essay Writing Workshops
Options Solutions’ first Essay Writing Workshop was an interactive and productive session. With the workshop focusing exclusively on outlining, the students were taught the basic format of an essay outline in order to help organise their ideas clearly and coherently. Key points for outlining were covered, including thesis statement, topic sentences, the proper construction of an introduction and conclusion, and the division of an argument into main points, sub points and examples. The students created an example outline as a group, as well as individual outlines, in order to help them apply the knowledge covered in the workshop.
Students are encouraged to attend the next three workshops, as different topics will be covered in each session. New students may join the sessions now as well.
Workshop 2, held on January 25th, will cover essay specifics – all the specifics of format, grammar and style that students need to know to prepare them for university writing. Students should come ready with any specific questions they have regarding essay writing.
Workshop 3, held on February 8th, will cover more of the writing process, focusing on the beginning process of free writing and the final process of proofreading and editing.
Workshop 4 will introduce students to all forms of writing they will encounter in university. From formal e-mails and letters to research papers, in-class essays, short paragraphs, technical writing and creative writing pieces, the students will leave the workshop prepared for any form of writing university has to hand to them.