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How to Write A Killer Essay

Everything you need to know to write the best essay of your life

How to Write a Killer Essay

Monday, 7 May, 2018 - Sunday, 17 June, 2018


Why learn to write the best essay of your life? Because the best essay of your life may just set you up for life. Essay writing is a skill that, once acquired, you will have forever. It requires planning, preparation and a passion for learning. Our How to Write a Killer Essay course offers a bag of tricks that will not only get you started but will see you type ‘The End’ with confidence and pizazz!!

The six week How to Write A Killer Essay course is tailored for young scholars, aged 12 – 16. The course consists of four weekly webinars, 5.00pm - 6.00pm every Tuesday, followed by two weeks of drafting and editing. The good news is you don't have to attend 'live'. All the webinars will be recorded and made available after each session. If you have any questions from week to week you will be able to submit these and they will be answered during the webinar.

And don't forget our closed Facebook group (parents welcome). Sam and I will be checking in daily to answer any questions that pop up between webinar sessions.

If you finish your draft you are more than welcome to submit early. No need to wait. You can work at your own pace to complete the reading, research, planning, drafting and editing phases of the course. However, marking of your final submissions will happen after the final submission date.

The final submission for your completed essay is Monday, 11th June, 2018. You will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.

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Now for the nitty-gritty:

  • Although we will go through all three types of essay writing - analytical, persuasive and commentary - our course essay will be analytical
  • Our Essay Writing Workbook will provide you with all the notes on how to write a killer essay. The workbook is FREE for course participants.
  • We are available daily to answer your questions and to discuss the text. We will also share tips and tricks of essay writing, recommend further reading and show you how how to access online resources not only for this essay but for all your research.
  • Our six-week course meets Australian Curriculum requirements and, because some of you will be considering the International Baccalaureate, we will talk about this, too.

How can you resist…sign up for now and learn how to write a killer essay.

Testimonials for Mel & Sam's courses

This course and the support, teachings and guidance that Melinda delivers has been a game changer for Erin’s writing. Someone believes in her and is championing her writing = happy teenage writer.

Karin Gerhardt

Melinda and Sam Hammond of Story Slingers are a most amazing mother-daughter duo. They are brilliant and I am so glad they are in our lives. I cannot thank them enough for their mentoring and the creative skills they have been cultivating in my children.

Morag Gamble

Melinda has been wonderful at providing a welcoming and safe online space for my son to express his ideas and passion for writing. The accountability of the online chat each week to Melinda and the thought provoking questions she puts to the group has really helped nurture his enthusiasm.

Lin Rosney



Your Instructor


Mel and Sam Hammond
Mel and Sam Hammond

Mel and Sam are a dynamic mother-daughter duo, with experience in writing and theatre. In another life, Mel is a Senior English teacher and author of adult and childrens' novels. Sam studied Theatre at the Queensland Academy for Creative Industries and has won Queensland Theatre's Young Playwrights Award, along with DUX, CIVA and Pathmaker Awards at her school. Together, they run Writing Excellence Programs for Young Scholars at Writer on the Road.


Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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