Wed, 25 Apr 2018, 09:00 –
Wed, 23 May 2018, 18:00 BST

5 week course - 5 sessions


About the Course

This course, designed by an academic tutor at Oxford develops your critical thinking in your writing and ensures you have a strong understanding of how to write a concise and critical university-level essay. The course covers:

  • Critical writing processes for generating and summarising content
  • A range of critical writing skills for directing content: including framing, emphasis, dialogue and quotation
  • An enhanced grammatical understanding of sentence and paragraph structure

The course is delivered online by a university academic and includes follow-up written assignments. You will be expected to share your writing in sessions and to evaluate critically your own and others’ writing.

When you register you will be asked to indicate your preferred days & times. Groups larger than 5 can join a class or opt for their own private lessons.

Academy courses are intended to challenge sixth form students (K12 & 13). Very advanced younger students (years 10 & 11) can also benefit from the courses.

Meet the Course Designer

Dr Francis Hutton-Williams is an academic of British and Irish Literature with a side interest in media and communications. He holds a DPhil from Oxford (2011-14), where he was an Amelia Jackson senior scholar. After completing his doctorate, he worked as a postdoctoral research assistant for the Oxford Faculty of English Language and Literature (2015) and as an academic tutor for St. Catherine's College (2016 –). He is currently preparing a monograph for Oxford University Press on the Irish avant-garde.