Develop Your Writing: RLF Bridge

Wednesdays and Fridays FREE
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  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7797
  • Email: learning@bl.uk
  • Admission: Free entry

Many learners approaching the end of secondary school are concerned about the transition to university, college or work. In particular, they worry that academic and other formal writing is difficult. Royal Literary Fund Bridge workshops are designed to help pupils overcome this anxiety and become more confident in their writing.

This workshop is delivered by RLF Writing Fellows, all professional writers with experience of working with students at universities across the UK. The session focuses on essay writing, with practical tasks and discussion to develop a view of reading and writing as ‘can do, want to do’ activities.

The session explores:

  • sharing techniques to develop practical writing skills
  • encouraging clear, direct and concise writing
  • analysing what critical thinking is and how it works
  • reinforcing paragraph planning
  • exploring editing – what it means, how to go about it

‘This was a fantastic session. Very well put together and delivered. The session was a shift of perspective for me. The session was definitely time well spent and I will apply everything covered. Thank you!’

Student, Abbeywood Community School, Bristol

‘This morning's session was fantastic, and I think our students will benefit profoundly. Even I, as an English teacher, learnt a lot. I have heard wonderful comments by many of the students already regarding how supportive it was and how much it will help them going forward. I'm not sure how much you could see but many were, despite the fact they will receive the toolkit, scribbling away!’

Uxbridge High School

Details

Age group: Year 12 - 13
When: Wednesdays and Fridays
Length: Study day, 10:30 - 15:00
Group size:

Maximum - 16 learners per session 

Minimum - 10 learners

 

Key skills: Cross-curricular, writing
Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: British Library St Pancras
Enquiries: +44 (0)20 7412 7797
learning@bl.uk
Book now