Essay Training

Writing an essay is a key element of competence

The written aspect says a lot about the maturity of the student and the intellectual engagement with his/her environment. Writing an essay is an essential part of the secondary school entrance examination. Linguistic expression is a key competence and has a corresponding weight in grading.

In our specific essay course, the requirements for an examination essay are specifically addressed. Students will deal with the different types of text that can be chosen in the entrance examination and learn how to structure an essay in a formally correct way. In addition, the students learn how important it is to write an essay with great precision and how it can be analysed.

In addition to these basic skills, the students are given the opportunity to work on their vocabulary and stylistics in targeted writing training. In small groups, individual supervision is guaranteed, so that each child can be supported specifically.
Finally, in the essay course the basics of orthography and punctuation are repeated so that the students can write their essays with as few mistakes as possible.

Each essay course includes an essay correction with a comprehensive written report including an error analysis. The grading is based on the grading system of the cantonal gymnasiums. This allows students to demonstrate what they have learned after the essay course and gives them an assessment of whether they meet the requirements for admission to the gymnasium.

  • Course Dates
  • Course Content

Course Dates and Costs

Mathematics & German Dates Level Time Cost (CHF) Flyer
Sport holiday course Monday - Friday
10/2/20 - 14/2/20
17/2/20 - 21/2/20
Primary year 5/6
Secondary

Exact times
and open spots
are listed on the
registration 
page.

(different courses
for primary and secondary level)

640.—

Weekend semester course

Saturday (4 weeks)

beg. 6/6/20

Primary year 5/6

Secondary

640.—

 

Christmas holiday course

Thursday - Saturday
21/12/20 - 23/12/20
28/12/20 - 30/12/20

Primary year 5/6

Secondary

540.—

 

Spring holiday course

Tuesday - Friday
14/4/20 - 17/4/20

Primary year 5/6

Secondary

640.—

 

Summer holiday course

Monday - Friday
10/8/20 - 14/8/20

Primary year 5/6
Secondary

640.—

 

Course Program

We deal with individual essay types using interactive and varied exercises.

 

Course objectives:

Essay training:

  • Typology of essays (discussion, description, report, etc.)
  • Careful consideration of the title in order to match the topic
  • Structure (introduction, main body, conclusion)
  • Overcoming mental blocks to write line by line
  • Training spelling and proofreadin
  • Using correct punctuation
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Many thanks for the excellent essay coaching in the Gymi preparation

Dear Frau Meyer, I'm very sorry for contacting you so late. However, I wanted to let you know that I passed the Gymnasium exam. I got a 5.5 in both the essay and language portions, and a 5 in maths. Best Regards, Ilona.

Christmas / Sport holidays

Combine an intensive course with the essay course during the winter (sport) holiday.

Don't know what to write?

Students often cannot come up with a single sentence.
We will learn how to overcome this block.

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