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"I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THIS. I BARELY HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO STUDY!"
Yes, this programme requires a time investment – but you’ll get that time back as all your future essays will be so much easier to plan, write and edit. You’ll also learn how to streamline your reading and note taking, saving hours each week going forward.
"I'M JUST NOT A NATURALLY TALENTED WRITER SO MY GRADES ARE WHAT THEY ARE."
I call bullshit. Humans are natural learners so you can and will get better at writing through practice, strategy and support. Are you not a good writer or were you just told as a child/teen that you weren’t that great? Are you not a good writer or is it just that you haven’t written academically for years (or decades)? Are you not a good writer or have you just never been taught properly?
"I DON'T THINK I'M CAPABLE OF WRITING REALLY HIGH-GRADE ESSAYS OR GRADUATING WITH A TOP DEGREE."
Why? Because your current grades are a lot lower than a First-class level? Or because you were made to believe by your parents or teachers that you ‘just aren’t very academic’? I’ve taught 100s of students how to write better essays. Students who’ve gone from being on track for a Third-class degree or a 2:2 who’ve then graduated with a First. Students who were told they would never amount to anything going back to school as an adult and absolutely smashing their degree with high essay grades. Students who’ve gone from achieving 50-60% in essays to 70-80% in just one essay. You’re not a unicorn. These results are possible for other students so they are 100% possible for you too.
A live programme that will teach you how to write your highest graded essay in just 1 day, and will support you over 5 weeks as you plan, write and edit your next epic submission.
1-DAY ESSAY WRITING TRAINING
In just one day you'll learn everything you need to write better essays FOREVER. You'll learn exactly how to write better essays with interactive training, step-by-step teaching and examples to help you apply the techniques to your specific study situation.
During the training day we'll focus on six core areas of essay writing study skills. Scroll down to view a full breakdown of everything you'll learn but here's a taster.
#1: Write better essays that…answer the set question.
#2: Write better essays that…put your ideas across clearly.
#3: Write better essays that…have strong, critical arguments.
#4: Write better essays that…open and close with a bang.
#5: Write better essays that…nab you higher marks with each submission.
#6: Your better essay writing process.
LIFETIME ACCESS TO ALL TRAINING MATERIALS
The recordings from each of the training sessions will be uploaded into the programme portal within 24 hours. Then you'll have lifetime access to the videos, slides, transcripts and all additional resources so you can dive back in and develop the skills for all future academic writing.
If you're going to miss all or part of the live session on the 25th don't worry as you'll be able to catch up at your own pace before you dive into the support.
5-WEEKS OF ESSAY ACCOUNTABILITY & SUPPORT
Now it's time to implement everything you've learned so you can show off all your new skills in your writing – and I'll be right by your side.
You'll be invited into my membership, The Kickbutt Students Club (if you're not already a member), to reap the benefits of epic accountability, encouragement and support.
You'll have access to the membership's private community for motivation and study skills advice. Plus, if you'd like company and higher productivity as you work on your next essay, you can join one or more of the three virtual study sessions held each week. These are two-hour Zoom calls on different days/times each week. No need for your camera on or to speak, just show up with some studying to work on and benefit from a guided study session that will skyrocket your motivation, focus and progress.
There will be a separate section of the private community just for Write Better Essays LIVE students where I'll support you individually on your upcoming essay. I’ll be alongside you with guidance, advice and pep talks to help you set goals, stay on track, keep motivated AND write a much better essay that achieves higher marks than the last.
Through these 5 weeks of support, you’ll build the habits and confidence you need to write all your future essays so much easier.
PERSONALISED REVIEW OF YOUR ESSAY PLAN
Go through the training, complete my simple exercises to breakdown your essay question and map out your essay structure and I will personally review it.
Send me your essay question and guidance along with your completed plan and I'll add my comments and send a video review back to you with my feedback.
One of the key mistakes I see students make is misunderstanding the essay question. Even a slight misunderstanding can derail your progress and mess up your final marks.
Get my expert feedback and advice on your essay plan and you'll be able to move forwards more confidently, knowing that your finished essay is actually going to answer the set question and nab you those high marks.
WEEKLY OPPORTUNITIES FOR 1-ON-1 FEEDBACK AS YOU PROGRESS WITH YOUR ESSAY
Included in this programme is access to the Kickbutt Students Club membership with its schedule of thrice-weekly virtual study sessions.
Well, over the five weeks of this programme, five of these virtual study sessions will be opportunities for you to get my eyes on your draft essay.
Come along to one of the sessions, I'll kick everyone off on their studying, then we'll pop into a breakout room. Here you'll be able to share your screen and show me a piece of your work – a plan, your intro, a tricky paragraph, your draft conclusion – anything that you want my direct guidance on.
Use this real-time feedback to break out of overwhelm, procrastination or a tricky section and apply my expertise to your amazing ideas to ensure those high marks are yours.
BETTER ESSAYS WORKBOOK & BETTER ESSAYS GUIDE
You are not ready for these essay writing resources of dreams. These will be your new essay writing bibles.
The Better Essays Workbook:
This digital/printable workbook will see you through your entire essay. Use it to breakdown the question, map out your reading and research, plan out your arguments, draft your introduction and conclusion, collate your references and track and learn from your feedback.
The Better Essays Guide:
Inside you'll find: academic writing and sentence structure tips; A LOT of sentence starters so your writing is smart, clear and persuasive; critical thinking questions; worked examples of how to breakdown essay questions; proofreading checklists; email templates to get essay support from your tutor...and so much more.
With these resources by your side, you will write better, clearer, stronger essays FASTER and EASIER...forever.
£325 (or 2 x £163 or 3 x £109)
£275 (or 2 x £138 or 3 x £92)
I’ve got over 7 years of experience with supporting adult learners to write better essays that help them graduate with the dream grades and pursue their career and learning goals. I’ve taught over 500 adults online so I know how to create engaging trainings that look nothing like your university’s dry virtual lectures. I’m a details gal. No vague advice here. In this programme, I’ll literally tell you and show you, step-by-step, how to write better essays. I use examples and create epic resources so *all* learners can thrive.
I know that *anyone* can write better essays if they're taught how and supported as they learn and practice. So, no matter your current grades, the essay marks that you really want are completely within your reach. My students regularly achieve 10/20/30/40% higher in their next essay after starting working with me.
I’ve been where you are. I studied as a mature student and distance learner, completing a degree while I worked full-time anddd tried to have a social life and hobbies. I wasn't a perfect student. I almost failed out of Sixth Form and I was told I wasn’t capable of studying at a university level. I’ve not had an easy breezy studying life but I *am* an epic learner and studying expert now because I invested in learning how to learn.
I’ve proofread over 400,000 words of academic writing so I can spot issues and mistakes and suggest grade-boosting improvements in my sleep. And a publisher contracted *me* to write The Return to Study Handbook – the study skills bible for mature students and distance learners. I’ve worked with the largest university in the UK, the distance-learning specialist, The Open University. I’m a student ambassador and have taken part in their television and radio campaigns. I’ve delivered study skills workshops to their students and worked with their tutors to teach them how to better support their learners.
I live and breathe this stuff so you don't have to. Let me take my years and £££ of investment in learning how to learn and teach you exactly what you need to know, in just one day, to write your highest graded essay yet and better essays forever.
On Saturday 25th November, we’ll meet in Zoom for multiple training sessions. We’ll kick off at 10am UK time and the day will be split into three 1-2hour trainings with short breaks every half hour and longer breaks between trainings. Click here to check the timings for a different time zone.
During these interactive trainings, I’ll teach you step-by-step exactly what you need to know to achieve your highest grade ever in your very next essay. There will be simple exercises to embed the learning, plenty of examples for you to get to grips with how to apply the techniques to your written work, and the opportunity for you to ask me questions throughout.
You'll learn exactly how to breakdown your essay question and decipher the vague yet also somehow complicated guidance.
I'll walk you through how to get a base understanding of your essay question AND how to ensure your written work stays on track and doesn't go off on a tangent which, although could be very interesting, won't get you the marks.
It's really easy to lose your way in your essay writing. To feel like your points are written in any ol' order and you're not sure how to make them flow.
When I proofread students' work one of the biggest issues is how fluffy the writing is. Sentences are super long, there's lots of unimportant details and it takes 100 words to say something that could be said in 50.
So in this session you'll learn exactly how to write concisely AND how to structure the main body of your essays so that your work takes the reader (your tutor) by the hand and guides them all around your lovely writing. When the reader understands your points and can follow your arguments you'll get so many more marks!
Being able to engage in critical thinking and writing is a VITAL skill if you want to achieve anything other than a middle of the road grade.
But it can be a tricky skill to learn without clear, step-by-step instructions.
Luckily for you, in this session we're going to dive into critical thinking and you'll learn exactly how to apply this to your subject and course.
You'll learn how to build arguments that are clear, strong and persuasive. You'll learn how to critique your course materials rather than stay in 'descriptive land' which doesn't get you the high marks.
Your essay's introduction sets the scene for your work. While it doesn't take up a huge amount of word count it has a very important role.
If you can write a bangin' introduction that's clear and punchy then you'll nab some easy marks but more importantly, your tutor will realise you know what you're doing and they'll be primed to mark you highly.
In this session I'll teach you my simple 3-part formula for an epic introduction that'll boost your confidence for the rest of your essay writing AND make your tutor get excited to read on.
Then, let's not forget closing out your essay with a strong conclusion. This shouldn't just be the rushed few hundred words you scribble an hour before submission.
You know how frustrating it is to spend hours watching a movie and then it ends abruptly without wrapping up a single plot line or giving the characters any closure? That's what it's like for your tutor to read an essay with a slapdash conclusion.
In this session you'll learn exactly how to craft the perfect end to your essay, drawing together all your wonderful arguments so it's easy for your tutor to see that you've answered the question and then award you marks.
Throughout a class or module, your essay grades *should* increase from submission to submission. Now, there are caveats to this if your course throws lots of different types of assignments your way, but typically your essays should improve over time as you gain a deeper knowledge of your course material and practise your academic writing.
In this session I'm going to walk you through how to use your feedback to improve your grades between essays. Whether you get lots of feedback, minimal feedback or vague feedback – we can work with this to pinpoint small, simple tweaks you can make to move up that grade scale so you can achieve your dream grades.
In our final session we're going to put alllll of this learning together and craft *your* perfect essay writing process.
I'm going to walk you through, step-by-step, with plenty of examples, the best methods for planning out your essay writing process. All the way from when you first read the question, to when you study the relevant material, to planning your arguments, drafting your answer, polishing your work and submitting.
All too often I see students focus on all their reading and note taking for their course and then try to carve out time for essay writing (and it feels there's never enough). Instead, I flip this on its head and teach you how to prioritise your assessments and design the whole rest of your studying workload around getting you the essay grades you want.
The training day will be entirely recorded and the videos will be uploaded by the Sunday morning (and then you'll have lifetime access to them after that). I would recommend blocking out some time in your diary to catch up with any missed trainings within the first week, so that you make the most of the 5 weeks of support to WORK on your essay and implement all your snazzy new strategies.
You'll be invited into the Kickbutt Students Club membership where you can see support about anything and everything essay writing (and other study skills too if you'd like). There will be a private space just for WBEL students to ask questions and get expert, personalised feedback on your specific situation and next essay.
Use the Better Essay Workbook to breakdown your essay question and map out your essay.
Submit this to me alongside your question and guidance and receive a personal review to ensure you start writing your essay from a place of understanding and confidence – so that high grade you want is within reach.
Come along to the virtual study sessions for accountability and increased motivation, focus and productivity.
Use one or all of the FIVE special virtual sessions to get one-on-one support from me on your writing. Show me a piece of your work and get my real-time feedback and guidance on how you could make it even better.
Continue using the Better Essays Workbook and Guide to hone your writing throughout. Write stronger arguments, clarify your ideas, write more concisely and persuasively, nail critical thinking, write bangin' introductions and conclusions – faster and with more ease.
Hit that submit button feeling EPIC. You know that you're on the right track and you're excited to get your mark back so you can use the feedback to improve even more. You didn't have to ask for an extension, you didn't cry as you wrote your essay, you didn't have to pull all-nighters. And you didn't doubt your abilities to be studying at this level. You're so proud of yourself.
Before I started working with Chloe I was only just scraping a pass with my essays which was really getting me down. I'd even had an assessment returned twice because I hadn't reached the pass mark. Learning from Chloe has changed everything because I now know how to write a good essay.
I finally passed my assignment and since then I've been achieving 90-95% in my essays which I NEVER thought would be possible. I actually enjoy studying now because my confidence in my abilities have grown. Chloe is truly amazing and she puts everything into helping students achieve their highest grades possible.
I came to Chloe at the end of my second year. I knew I needed to improve my marks otherwise it would be game over for becoming a barrister. I'd already tried really hard to achieve higher grades but I felt stuck. Chloe doesn’t read law but she helped me achieve higher grades by teaching me fundamental essay writing skills. She brought the best out of me, identified my weak spots and helped me improve these areas. Chloe finally made me see what I needed to do to write a high grade essay.
Working with Chloe is like having the person who wrote your essay question right next to you! She knows exactly how to break down tasks and simplify guidance, and she knows what techniques to use for different essays. Chloe is a very calm coach. She was always there for me and always used her full potential to help me.
My second year results pre-Chloe were 53, 54, 62 and 59. My third year results after working with Chloe jumped to 76, 74 and 76. With Chloe’s help I achieved the final grade I needed for the Bar course. I am completely overwhelmed with happiness and gratitude and I feel like a massive weight has been lifted off of my chest.
As a previous student, Chloe understands the pressures we're going through and can offer tailored support when you need it, and in creative ways. Her study skills strategies are great and helped me change how I work. I always struggled with essay writing, especially writing concisely, sticking to the question and using critical thinking.
I implemented Chloe's advice and my essay grades soared. I went from achieving between 55-65% to getting essay grades of 75-85%. Chloe’s friendly, open approach is what embeds her system. I would recommend Chloe to anyone with a desire to achieve the very best they can.
£325 (or 2 x £163 or 3 x £109)
£275 (or 2 x £138 or 3 x £92)
The whole training day will be recorded and the videos will be uploaded by the Sunday morning (and then you'll have lifetime access to them after that). Yes, the training day is a key part of the programme but it would definitely be possible to achieve the same results by catching up with the recordings. Studying at your own pace may also work if you prefer to pause the videos or take breaks in between the sessions to action the strategies.
If you can't make the live training then I would recommend blocking out some time in your diary to catch up within the first week, so that you make the most of the 5 weeks of support to WORK on your essay and implement all your snazzy new strategies.
The training itself will consist of 6 hours of interactive, AWESOME learning. Depending on how you learn best this can be done all in one go, live, on Saturday 25th November. Or you could break it down and watch the trainings at your own pace (and you'll always have access to them).
Invest this time now to save a boatload of time in all your future essays (and achieve much higher marks). Then engage with the 5 weeks of support however you want.
Come along to the virtual study sessions for accountability as you work on your essay. Ask questions in the group when you want my expert advice.
You pay a hugeee amount in university fees already so I get that you may be hesitant to invest more. However, this programme is the one investment you’ll make that will *actually* help you graduate with your dream grades.
Your university provides you with the course material…but that doesn’t guarantee great grades. Just like owning an expensive car doesn’t mean you know how to drive. You need to learn and that’s exactly what this programme will do – making your hefty time and financial investment in returning to study actually worth it.
Nope. I don't need to be an expert in your subject-matter because I'm a study skills expert and certified mindset coach. I am not a tutor or lecturer who will teach you the content of your course. I am a study skills trainer who will teach you the strategies and mindset shifts you need to improve how you study, so you can get better grades forever. This means I can help any and all adult learners studying any subject where you have to write academic essays. I’ve worked with 100s of students all over the world studying every subject imaginable.
In this programme, you’ll learn the five core elements of writing a better essay and the process I recommend students follow to plan, write and edit an epic essay. It might be that you hate planning because you’ve not found a way that works for you yet, or that you find understanding your essay task and guidance tricky so planning feels impossible. Or it might genuinely be that making a quick plan and diving in works for you. If so, then I’ll teach you how to best capitalise on this approach.
Learn my recommended techniques during the one-day training and then over the five weeks we’ll co-create an essay writing process that works for your subject, learning needs and style.
Not all students want to aim for a First-class degree, maybe because they need a lower classification to move forward in their studies/career, or they’re studying more for interest than career progression. Other students may not want to achieve a First, but under the surface they really do but they just don’t think it’s possible.
Whatever your situation – learning how to write a First-class essay *is* the answer. Because a First-class essay *is* the right essay. Writing in a First-class way *is* the most efficient and effective method. In this programme you’ll learn exactly how to write a First-class essay. You then get to decide how far you take the advice.
I’ve taught these techniques to students in the first module of an undergraduate degree and students in the final term of their postgraduate qualifications. Because essay writing is never taught systematically, many, MANY students have fundamental gaps and inefficiencies in their skills and process – even students who’ve successfully made it to Masters-level.
Use the one-day training to hone your skills and then the five-weeks of support to get personalised support and advice on any writing areas specific to your course, situation and goals.
While the essay strategies I teach will help you write other types of assignments, there will not be specific advice for them in the training e.g. reports, group projects, presentations, reflective pieces, research projects.
You will learn A LOT in WBEL to help you with all academic (and professional) writing but feel free to reach out to me (see the last FAQ) if you want to chat about using WBEL to support you with a non-essay assignment.
Yes and no.
You *can* join if you’re working on your dissertation, but I will not be teaching specifically how to write dissertation/thesis-specific sections such as a proposal, methodology, literature review…etc.
You will be able to apply the training to planning, writing and perfecting your arguments, mapping out your writing process, critical thinking, clear and concise writing, proofreading and reviewing, referencing and more.
During the 5 weeks of support, you will NOT be able to use the personal plan review to get a full review of your entire dissertation plan. Instead, you could submit a plan of one of the sections.
Feel free to reach out to me (see the last FAQ) if you want to chat about using WBEL to support you with a dissertation.
For starters, your tutor or lecturer is not paid to teach you *how* to write a great essay or achieve top marks in each assessment. In self-study courses, they’re paid to mark your work, provide some feedback and answer brief questions or grant you extensions if needed. In taught courses, they’re paid to do this as well as teach you some/all of the material. Yes, you may get some useful advice from your university but, ultimately, it’s on you to figure out how to actually graduate with grades you’re happy with. That’s where I come in.
In this programme, you will get my *full* support for five-weeks. I’ll answer any and all your essay writing questions; you’ll get to submit your essay breakdown and plan to me for personalised feedback; you’ll get to work on your essay alongside me and your fellow students; and you’ll get my one-on-one guidance on parts of your essay during these sessions. No more vague, patronising or condescending ‘advice’ from your tutor to just reread the guidance again. You’ll get expert, empathetic coaching and guidance exactly when you need it.
I won't be running this programme live again until sometime in 2024 so if you want to write better essays TODAY and you have an essay that you can work on over the next 1-2 months then I would highly recommend joining this round.
While WBEL is designed to help students studying any course or subject, I get that you may want to check whether it would work for your specific situation.
So if you have any questions or want to talk through your context, email me (chloe 'at' chloeburroughs.com) or DM me on Instagram – @chloe.burroughs
Since starting my degree I have struggled to get anything higher than low 60s in my essays. My tutor feedback was always telling me that my writing was not concise, it was too descriptive, my structure needed work and I needed to express myself better. I started to doubt whether I was smart enough to do this degree but thankfully I found Chloe. I applied her advice to my last essay and scored 77%! After telling Chloe my score she seemed so proud I had accomplished such a jump. I will always come back to Chloe for help in the future and would recommend her to anyone who is struggling.
At the end of my second year of university, I was failing. I struggled with motivation, mindset, confidence and the critical thinking skills I so badly needed. When I first signed up for Chloe’s training I was nervous. I shouldn’t have been. Chloe presents and breaks down each step very well and it was such an enjoyable experience working with her. By the end I was extremely motivated. I was able to use the tools Chloe gave me to think differently about assignment questions and my results improved from 60% to 80%. The help Chloe has given me throughout my third year was invaluable and the only regret I have is not getting involved with her sooner.
My study skills used to be average and my essay grades were in the 50s and 60s. With Chloe's help I'm now feeling a lot more positive and I'm so excited to smash my degree. I've now achieved two 85% essay grades! If you want to improve your study skills and learn how to get high grades...Chloe's trainings are the only way forward – helpful guidance and a lovely person in general!
£325 (or 2 x £163 or 3 x £109)
£275 (or 2 x £138 or 3 x £92)