Course Catalogue

A guide to writing different kinds of essays

There are different kinds of essays required at school, and some of these essay writing tips come in very useful for tertiary and work writing too. Work through this clear and useful course – back by popular demand – to improve your writing in discursive, persuasive, reflective, narrative and descriptive essays, and watch your marks go up! (Course ends September 2019. Certificates are sent out first week in October.)

Deceived and abused…

This course consists of a story, a play a very short essay/flash fiction story and an article, all of which deal with tales of how young women were – or can be – deceived and abused. Most of the stories are not ‘true’ – they are creations of their authors – but sadly, as we know, SA has a very high incidence of women abuse, and things like these stories describe do happen frequently. We recommend this course for older readers. (Please also note that if you are recovering from trauma that although it can sometimes be helpful to read about it, it can also sometimes be too disturbing, and trigger uncomfortable feelings.) Course ends October 2019, Certificates sent out first week of November.

The heat is on – polluting our world

What does the phrase ‘protect our environment’ mean to you? Do you just think of it as an issue only for the people who love nature, or do you see it as one of the greatest challenges of our time? This course consists of information pieces, a short story and a poem that explore different aspects of the importance of our environment to our everyday lives. (Course finishes at the end of November. Certificates sent out in the first week of December.)