Asynchronous – All About Essays Writing – Full Year – Grades 8 – 11
Wednesday, September 1 2021 @ 12:00AM – Wednesday, June 1 2022 @ 12:00AM EDT
Instructor:Eva Goldstein – Meola
Instructor Email:[email protected]
Terms/Semesters:Full Year 2021-2022
21 people are attending Asynchronous – All About Essays Writing – Full Year – Grades 8 – 11
Please note – this is a PRE-RECORDED – using the IEW Writing philosophy Asynchronous Class.
Students will work through the modules independently.
There are fourteen modules in all.
Students will print out class notes PRIOR to the class, which can be found in CANVAS.
Then, watch the recording of the class,
After that, using their ASSIGNMENT PLANNER and COMPOSITION CHECKLIST will complete the assignment.
The students will submit their work in CANVAS and WAIT until graded BEFORE going onto next module. Grading time is approximately 5 – 6 days.
All modules must be completed by June 1, 2022. Papers submitted AFTER June 1, 2022 will not be graded.
It is imperative that students, with the goal of attending college, can write basic essays with ease, speed and confidence. In this class using the IEW Writing philosophy, your child will become well-versed in the structure and application of expository, persuasive, compare/contrast and personal essays, which are found on most applications and scholarship forms for college, competitive summer programs and high school admission. Students will explore and implement many stylistic techniques within the structures of their essays that will assist them later in finding their voice within their own written words. They will learn how to use composition checklists to ensure that they have done a solid job editing their work. This class is high paced with the emphasis on EDITING – TRULY EDITING using their COMPOSITION CHECKLIST. The goal is for the student to understand that writing takes TIME and cannot be done in one or two sittings. It is expected that the students work a minimum of 45 minutes per day on their assignment; a minimum 7 – 8 hours over the course of two weeks to produce a well written paper.
NOTE: A good essay is NOT done in ONE or TWO sittings; instead it is created over time. When a student grows into a confident writer, less time will be needed for the process. This typically happens in the second year of this class. While working on homework, students are expected to repeat the writing process with some degree of independence. NEW (first year) students might need parental assistance, but, over time, ultimately, we are striving for them to establish independence as writers. In addition, after multiple years studying/using IEW methodology, it is often during the second year of this class that a student will begin “finding their voice” and given freedom to use stylistic techniques as they feel needed. Homework is given at the end of each class. Students are expected to email their writing for an evaluation to [email protected] .
NOTE: Registration deadline is January 1, 2022.
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My daughter has been enjoying this writing class. The class is well organized with step-by-step instructions. Eva is very knowledgeable, patient and supportive. The source texts in this writing class are good selected.
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My 9th grader enrolled in a year-long Writing course, All About Essays, this year with Ms. Eva and has thoroughly enjoyed the class. His writing has improved ten-fold! We couldn’t be more pleased.
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I thank God every time he tackles a paper. He uses every skill he has learned from your classes. Again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.
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