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Essay Intensive – YES – INTENSIVE! – Wednesday – Spring 2022 – 10 Weeks – Grades 7 – 11
Wednesday, March 30 2022 @ 11:00AM – Wednesday, June 15 2022 @ 12:30PM EDT
Grade/Level:7 – 11
Day of Week:Wednesday
Class Times:11:00AM – 12:30PM (ET)
AP / Honors / NCAA ApprovedNCAA Approved Course
This class is INTENSIVE. Let me say that again – INTENSIVE!
For students to be successful in academics, high school and college, it is imperative that they understand how to write an essay. In this class, students will learn how to brainstorm, write, add in various writing techniques and editing a Critique. Expository, Persuasive, Compare/Contrast and Narrative Essay.
Students will learn the differences between all five essays.
Students will learn the elements of an introductory paragraph.
Students will learn the elements of a concluding paragraph.
Students will learn how to write body paragraphs.
Students will learn a variety of stylistic techniques to enhance their writing.
Students should come to this class with writing experience. This is NOT a “one-stop” writing class. This class will take that experience and help perfect it for high school and college writing.
This class is INTENSIVE. It needs to be understood that students will be writing for at least 5 hours a week. This is what it takes to write a GOOD essay.
1 hour brainstorming
2 hours writing
2 hours editing
This is at least an hour of focused writing a day – Monday through Friday.
If students want to improve – and feel comfortable with writing – this is the dedication, they need.
Finally, this class is intended to TEACH them how to write an essay; however, it needs to be said, they will need additional practice after this class to feel comfortable with each essay and the process.
Students are expected to be present in class, 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.
Homework is given at the end of each class session. It is expected that students work on their assignment 15 – 30 minutes daily between class sessions depending on the student’s focus and speed.
NOTE: Registration deadline is March 15, 2022.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.
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!