What you'll learn
- Learn to write essays with skill which will help with all written assignments whether for school or work. Learn to write in a clear and logical way.
Note: This course offers feedback and support along with many bonus lectures/videos.
*New November 2022 - Persuasive Writing
*New June 2021 - Beginnings and Endings
Some student comments:
"Thanks, Ronald, this is an excellent course!"
"It was a good match for me. It gave me a bigger picture of what I should be considering when writing a paragraph or essay."
"I feel that this course gave me enough information which will help me to concentrate on the most important aspects of essay writing. I enjoyed Ron's style and how he conveyed all the information in an organised and systematic way that made the whole course flow. Thank you."
This course offers you the opportunity to improve your essay writing skills with real practice. It takes you through the process from Beginning Strategies to the Proofreading Strategy at the end. You will learn about writing a solid thesis as well as excellent supporting sentences and conclusions to create an essay that conveys your meaning and makes the grade!
10 quizzes and 7 assignments augment the learning experience.
Some assignments now give you the opportunity for feedback from the instructor- having your own private tutor!
Taking this course will improve your scores on the IELTS, TOEFL, and other English tests - particularly the writing sections.
The course looks at creating introductory, body, and concluding paragraphs that "pack a punch" and deliver.
You will learn how to use continuity and generate interest throughout your written work.
Learning to use the value of structures, climax, and the end position will strengthen your message.
Technical considerations will teach you how to avoid the most common errors that writers make when creating essays.
The section on proofreading provides you with essential information about how to ensure that all your hard work does not go to waste.
Who should take this course:
Students wishing to improve their writing skills will definitely benefit from this course.
Ron takes a very relaxed approach, providing students with all the tools they need to excel. The assignments allow the students to take a proactive approach to applying the knowledge they have gained.
The final assignment allows them the opportunity to practice writing a mini-essay!
Academically, the information provided will help students from upper grade school to adult writers.
Students who complete the course and apply the lessons learned will have a full understanding of the essay writing process and how to achieve the best results.
Although this course is not directly related to specific tests or exams, it will prepare learners for any test that requires clear and concise writing.
Who this course is for:
- This course is suitable for upper-grade school to adult students who are learning about essay writing or who wish to refresh their writing skills. The short, clearly explained lessons are suitable for those learning English (EFL) as well - provided they have at least an intermediate English level to understand the lectures.
I have owned and operated L.T.L. Tutoring Central since 1996, providing private tutoring services to students of all ages and skill levels.
My online courses have received many compliments and positive testimonials as well.
I have presented video lessons for various organizations and groups and taught individual lessons to students from around the world - often setting up programs specific to their needs.
Also, I created and delivered an ESL/EFL program for scientists and technicians at the Guelph division of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
My primary focus is on English, math, and study skills- helping students learn how to learn.
I am an Honours Bachelor of Arts graduate with distinction from the University of Guelph in English/psychology - completing 62 courses, many in the field of education including philosophy of education and psychology of education.