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  • 100% Online
  • Delivered in English
  • Suitable for ages 14-20
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What will you learn?

Our Writing Skills course will teach you the techniques and you need to help you to produce your best work no matter what the essay question.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyse the essay question and define your task
  • Techniques for efficient planning
  • Create a coherent structure
  • Develop an argument and write purposeful introductions and conclusions
  • Use appropriate language
  • Avoid plagiarism and use reference material appropriately
  • Check your essay for accuracy and consistency

Course features

This course is 100% online and packed full of engaging learning materials, with a personal action plan and a knowledge test for each learner. Additional features are available if you wish to take this course as part of a Study Group.

  • Designed by Eton College experts
  • Personal action plan
  • Interactive tasks, videos & quizzes
  • Knowledge test

Available on our Group Study course

  • Tutorials with Eton trained tutors
  • Graded assessment
  • Collaborative learning
  • Certificate from Eton College

How can you take this course?

There are three ways you can take this online course, depending on how you wish to study and how much support you require.

Self Study Course

Duration

  • Start any time and work at your own pace
Course breakdown

  • 7-10 hours of self study learning materials
Included

  • Progress dashboard

Tutorial Course

Duration

  • Start any time and work at your own pace
Course breakdown

  • 7-10 hours of self study learning materials
  • 1 online tutorial (1-2-1 lesson with tutor)
Included

  • Progress dashboard
  • Eton trained tutor

Why should I take this course?

This course is right for you if you are aged 14–20 and you want to:

  • Find ways to make essay writing easier and more enjoyable
  • Improve your writing before submitting an important essay
  • Gain techniques to inprove your formal writing

Essay writing skills are key to academic success

Your course is really great; good teacher, excellent online system, interesting homework and of course, useful knowledge.

Barbara Skvortsova, EtonX student, Russia

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of writing skills will be covered?

This course focusses on the skills you need to write a really effective essay. It doesn’t matter what kind of essay you need to write and it doesn’t matter what subject your essay is on – this course will help you structure your ideas, organise your research, plan effectively and develop your arguments. It will also help you with your use of English to ensure that you find your essay writing voice and use the right tone.

Why should I take this course?

Being able to express yourself well in your essays is key to academic success. You can let yourself down if you are unable to structure your thoughts well or give your reader a clear understanding of your answer to a given question.

Our course will give you techniques to use in essays whether you are at high school or at university.

Even if you already get good grades for your essays, there is always room for improvement.  For example, take a look at our article on how to become a good proofreader of your own work.

Who are the tutors?

All our tutors are UK based and have been trained at Eton College. They are highly experienced online tutors used to working with students from all over the world. Every EtonX tutor has passed a rigorous selection and training process and has been cleared to work with children by the British government.

Will I have a teacher from Eton College?

Each course has a Course Director who is a teacher at Eton College. The Course Director has worked with EtonX to produce the course and features in videos introducing and summarising each week’s work.