Develop Your Writing: RLF Bridge

Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10:00 or 13:00 FREE
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A virtual version of our academic writing workshop, delivered by Royal Literary Fund Fellows

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 online workshop is delivered by professional writers and RLF Writing Fellows with experience of working with students. The sessions focus on essay writing; they also use practical tasks and discussion to develop a view of reading and writing as ‘can do, want to do’ activities. The topics covered include identifying clear, direct and concise writing; reviewing terms used in academic writing; exploring critical thinking; and practising paragraph planning. You will receive a PDF copy of the supporting student toolkit after the session.

Learner feedback:
‘Realistic and reassuring practical advice. 10/10 …’
‘It has made me more aware of the power my words have.’
‘When you said at the beginning “Writing is a skill, not a talent” I didn’t believe you! I thought you were joking. But now I can really see this is the case.’

Teacher feedback:
‘A clear programme of learning, covering aspects which are vital for academic writing. All of the students felt more confident … they described feeling “reassured” and “more ready to write at college/university”.’


This live, interactive session is delivered online through video calling. Complete a booking request or contact us for more details.


Age group: Year 12 - 13
When: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10:00 or 13:00
Length: Two hours total, delivered in two consecutive parts with a short break between
Group size:

Minimum - 10 learners; maximum - 20 learners


Key skills: Cross-curricular, writing skills
Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: Online
Enquiries: +44 (0)20 7412 7797
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