In Literary Essays, How Not To Fall Into Narration

One of the greatest challenges as a literature student is to produce essays with

. astute observations,
. insightful commentaries, and
. in-depth analyses,

regardless of subject matter, whether it is style, tone, voice, diction and language,
or theme, character and dramatic development.

The trick? Steer clear of those easy lapses into pure narration, which is essentially your Evidence,  the second “E” in PEEL*, the essay-writing framework loved and used by many in schools.

Learn how to cultivate a spirit of enquiry and the finer skill of quoting. We’ll also be reading excerpts of review-type pieces from The New York Times, and conclude with a study of an essay crafted the way you’d like yours to be written.

* PEEL – Point・Evidence・Elaborate・Link


The Spirit of Enquiry
. How do you cultivate the skills of observation?
. How can you ask sharper, more incisive questions to flesh out more insightful responses?
. Developing a fresher approach to PEEL

Crisper Quoting Techniques
. How can punctuation help you articulate your “Evidence” more effectively and efficiently?

The Business of Commenting on Language
. Getting style, tone, voice, diction, imagery, and language clear in your mind

For our workshop flyer, visit In Literary Essays, How Not To Fall Into Narration


How To Analyze and Appreciate Unseen Prose ~ Jan 24
. Prose: New York by Truman Capote
. Essay: The Dream of Joe Vitale by Vivienne Yeo


How To Analyze and Appreciate Unseen Poetry ~ Jan 31
. Poetry: Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
. Essay: Life, Half-Empty by Vivienne Yeo

Open To
All literature students from Secondary Three to Pre-University Two, and IB

Sundays: Jan 24 & 31, 2016

9.30AM – 11.45AM

Double Workshop: $180
Individual Session: $98
Tuition includes the featured essay(s)

No refunds or credit. If you aren’t able to attend, give your spot to a friend.

Add 10% Discount
If you’re already studying with us

11 Toh Tuck Road, Singapore 596290

Group Size
No more than six

Reserve Your Spot
We will confirm your reservation when payment is made in full.

Essays by Viv
Workshop participants get 15% off our series of essays:
. 2014 ‘O’ Level English Essays
Literature Essays


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