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Asynchronous – All About Essays Writing – Full Year – Grades 8 – 11

Thursday, September 1 2022 @ 12:00AM Thursday, June 1 2023 @ 12:00AM EDT


Eva Goldstein – Meola

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Full Year 2022-2023

AP / Honors / NCAA Approved

NCAA Approved Course


Thursday, September 1 2022 @ 12:00AM EDT
Thursday, June 1 2023 @ 12:00AM EDT
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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 can begin working on the class on September 1st.

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, 2023.  Papers submitted AFTER June 1, 2023 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 eva@opententacademy.com .  

High School Students can take .5 (1/2) high school credit in English.

NOTE: Registration deadline is January 1, 2023.

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