Better English and ESL writing workshops — all workshopped essays listed here

  • Actual student essays in a range of text types. Read but do not plagiarise!
  • — These essays are from students from both SBHS and my coachees, and are from Year 10 to Year 12. In each case the student has submitted a draft. I have then set about annotating and correcting the draft. If you read these annotated drafts very carefully you may find things that you can apply to your own work. Finally, you can read the corrected essay with the annotations removed.

    The point is that each essay has definitely improved, particularly on those marking criteria that deal with “expression.” Study them carefully.

    Essay 1: Year 12 Creative Writing.

    Essay 2: Year 11/12 Creative Writing.

    Essay 3: Year 10 History/Current Affairs. On Geocities.

    Essay 4: Year 12 EnglishIn the Wild Module 2003. All on one page with new format. On Geocities.

    Essay 5: Year 12 English — Area Study: Imaginative Journeys, 2006. A feature article.

    A Year 11-12 Unit on Images of Men includes workshopped model essays in four different text types.

    Creative writing Year 10 age level, six months in Australia.

    HSC Advanced English Module B “Critical study of a text”. On Cloudstreet by Tim Winton.

    HSC Advanced English Module A “Brave New World” and “Blade Runner”.


    3 responses to “Better English and ESL writing workshops — all workshopped essays listed here

    1. ESL Writing

      July 19, 2007 at 12:16 pm

      Something that has really helped me improve my writing is not only to read a lot of essays, but to read them out loud to myself. Hearing the English helps the words to make more sense. My online tutor, Amanda, taught me this and it’s been really helpful. You can find her site here.

      This comment appears to be benign spam.

    2. ninglun

      July 19, 2007 at 12:28 pm

      Thanks. What a good idea. But I should warn readers that comment is also a commercial promotion, and may or may not be any good!

    3. Helen

      November 29, 2007 at 11:25 am

      A good way to learn the skills of writing is through a distance education course. There are credible courses provided by Thomson Education that provide a wide range of writing courses which are flexible and very affordable.

      [This is a recommendation of a commercial site which I do not necessarily endorse. — NW]


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