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All About Essays Writing – LIVE – * A Week * – Monday – Full Year – Grades 8 – 11

Monday, August 29 2022 @ 11:00AM Monday, May 29 2023 @ 12:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Eva Goldstein – Meola

Instructor Email:

eva@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

8 – 11

Day of Week:

Monday

Class Times:

11:00AM – 12:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Full Year 2022-2023

AP / Honors / NCAA Approved

NCAA Approved Course

Details

Start:
Monday, August 29 2022 @ 11:00AM EDT
End:
Monday, May 29 2023 @ 12:30PM EDT
Cost:
$500.00
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Virtual (Jigsaw/Canvas)
Phone:
+1 203 741 8570
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It is imperative that students, with the goal of attending college, can write basic essays with ease, speed, and confidence. In this class, your child will become well-versed in the structure and application of expository, persuasive, compare/contrast, research, 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.

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.

Students are expected to be present in class, with class notes in front of them, participating actively and asking questions when they arise.   

Students are expected to USE their CLASS NOTES (provided by instructor) while writing.

Students are expected to USE their ASSIGNMENT PLANNERS while writing.

Students are expected to USE their COMPOSITION CHECKLIST while editing.

All About Essays is an interactive, fast paced class.

If the student participates in class and does their homework to the best of their ability using the tools provided, it is expected that by the end of the year in All About Essays, students should feel comfortable writing a 5-paragraph essay.  Often, students repeat this class twice. The second year ensures that students can write 5-paragraph essays comfortably, so that they are prepared for college level writing.

High School Students can take .5 (1/2) credit of English.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 15, 2022.

There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.



Thank you!

Rated 5 out of 5
February 1, 2022

Ms. Eva,

I’m writing to thank you for teaching me how to actually write. In my time at CNU, I have been shocked to find that many people haven’t learned this critical skill. The latest installment of this drama occurred today when I was accepted to the business school and they provided me with a grammarly account. I learned that grammarly is a total ripoff and I will not be using it as the suggestions were mostly abhorrent. Anyways, the point of this email was to tell you that I am incredibly grateful to you for teaching me how to write and edit my essays and to understand the principles and mechanics behind a good essay so that I don’t have to rely on sketchy softwares to edit my papers for me. Due to your classes I was able to skip the mandatory freshman and sophomore english classes and have gotten an A on every writing assignment I’ve done so far. In conclusion, thank you a million times over! The skills you taught me have aided in my success more than anything else I learned in high school and I truly would not be where I am today without your excellent instruction. I hope you are doing well and staying safe!

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