On the last but one day of school this year, Friday 19th, we had the wonderful opportunity to host the free workshop Making Writing Essays Fun at Shakespeare School, having Cristian Lupsa and Ana Maria Ciobanu as guest speakers. And what amazing, inspirational speakers they were indeed!
For those of you who weren’t able to attend the two modules of the workshop(one for gymnasium, the other for high-school students) we jotted down a few tips to help you write the winning essay of our Shakespeare School Essay Competition!
Tip 1: Narrow down the theme behind the writing by using the ladder of abstraction.
Tip 2: Show, don’t just tell! Make your writing fun by adding details. Select the details you will include, by asking yourself ‘If what I describe was filmed, what would the footage show to my readers? OR, in other words: Write ‘cinematic-ally’ !
Tip 4: Don’t be afraid to imitate! If you have favorite writers and you feel that their style suits your purpose for writing, don’t be afraid to imitate their style.
Tip 5: Instead of using the word INTERESTING, explain the notion/situation/ object that you would describe by using this word.
Tip 6: Be honest to your reader. Don’t invent amazing facts then claim they they are real! Instead of that, introduce the bit of text you invented using an expression such as : I wish this happened.
We hope these easy-to-follow tips will help your students write great essays. So, prepare your pens and start writing better essays that ever before! And don’t forget to ask Santa for a summer camp in the UK; 2015 might be the year when this dream comes true! 🙂