The Research Den is committed to helping students feel less anxious and more in control of the essays they write. We don’t assume students know how to write essays or that they want to! Most importantly, we believe that it’s not the students themselves who have a problem; they simply have a problem at hand.
Belief systems such as “I’m no good at essay writing” or “who cares, I can’t do it anyway” immediately limit students’ capacity to learn and achieve. Essay Planner Workshops begin by showing students how their own opinions of themselves can make it easier or much harder to get through their study schedules.
Each session is specifically tailored to the needs of your student population. Workshops can be based on an essay students are currently working on so they leave the session having made real progress towards something that matters; or, if you’d prefer, the workshop can provide a comprehensive introduction on how to write essays.
The workshops follow our core three-step approach to essay writing: plan, research, and write. Students engage in multimedia and interactive activities to learn new essay writing strategies and techniques. In this dynamic and fun learning environment we use popular culture before academic examples to show students how and why planning and research are critical aspects of the writing process.
Workshops are run by Bronwyn Hall (BSW, BSocSci, MAAPD), author of The Night Before Essay Planner and High School Essay Planner.