Academic Essay Writing: The Complete Crash Course

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  • Total Enrolled 6
  • Last Update May 14, 2021


Do any of these scenarios apply to you?

  • You’ve been assigned an essay but have no idea how to start approaching the question.
  • Got all the information for your essay but not sure how to plan your essay.
  • Stuck on how to research and find good sources online.
  • You’re ok with the essay writing but your grade is stuck at a C/B and don’t know why you can’t push it up, even though you’re trying.
  • You don’t know who to ask for help.
  • Just generally confused by the whole process of essay writing.

If any of these apply to you, you are in the right place. Over my years of teaching I have come across a common problem: students are not taught the skills or process to write an analytical essay. What’s worse, most schools do not teach effective essay writing, they do not teach you how to think critically (nor do they encourage it), and they don’t teach students the process of writing in a structured and understandable way. It’s a problem.

After the success of the Modak Tutoring Covid-19 Online School, I decided to create an on-demand version that you can follow along from anywhere at anytime.

What This Course Covers:

This crash course will give you the foundations and structure to write an analytical essay that puts your argument across in a succinct and coherent manner (all things your teacher is looking for, even if they don’t explain it that way). This method will challenge you to read and think critically so that you can approach any assignment, no matter how complicated, with confidence and assurance that you can find the answer.

In this course you will learn how to write an essay from start to finish including:

• Understanding the essay question,
• Researching,
• Note taking,
• Planning,
• Writing and
• Editing your essay.

I show you what to look for at each step of the process and how you can take your writing to the next level. The easy to follow video lessons will take you through the ‘theory’ and then show you how to put it into practice with your own essay.

This method has been tried and tested for more than 10 years in my own academic work and taught to my students. Every one of my students who has put in the work have jumped up by at least 2 grades in 6 months using the method laid out in this course. You will be challenged, but the benefit of learning to think have long lasting rewards.

What The Students Think:

“The most important thing I learned was How to plan because the idea of planning at GCSE level isn’t emphasised. Which at uni level is definitely needed.”

“The most useful thing was going through other books and outlining then inspecting the different words and their meaning.”

This course is not a quick fix for students who are looking for someone to tell them the answer and don’t want to put the work in.

However, if you are ready and willing to put in the work this course will give you the tools you need to improve your critical thinking, improve your writing so that you can write more analytical and valuable essays. The result of this will be a better quality of your writing and subsequently your grade should improve too.

If this sounds like what you are looking for, sign up today and start becoming a better writer now.

What Will I Learn?

  • How to write an academic essay.
  • How to analyse source material.
  • How to construct a coherent argument.
  • How to research.
  • Process to edit and improve your writing.

Topics for this course

36 Lessons

0.0 Introduction & Welcome?

Introduction, welcome and overview of the course.

1.0 How to Understand the Essay Question?

Learn the process to break down any question so that you can understand it, no matter how challenging.

2.0 How to Research?

Strategies for researching, where to find sources, what to look out for to validate your sources.

3.0 Efficient Note-Taking?

Learn 2 strategies for efficient and productive notes.

4.0 Writing Your Thesis Statement?

In this module we tackle how to write a thesis statement and why it is important to your essay.

5.0 How to Plan Your Essay?

Learn the process and numerical structure for planning your essay.

6.0 Write Your First Draft?

Tips, techniques and advice on writing your first draft.

7.0 Editing & Proofreading?

How to actually craft your essay into something worth reading.


Congratulations for finishing the course!

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Material Includes

  • 39 Videos
  • Classroom style lessons
  • Online whiteboard lessons
  • Screencast lessons
  • Life-time access
  • On-demand access


  • Be studying at school or university.
  • Interested in or need to write academic essays.
  • Interested in developing your writing skills.
  • Willing to put in the work.

Target Audience

  • Students in secondary or high school (14-18 years)
  • Undergraduate University students (19+ years)
  • Studying subjects that require essays.