For students to be successful in academics, high school and college, it is imperative that they understand how to write an essay.
This class is a WORKSHOP. Students will be EXPOSED to how to write FOUR different types of essays. They will learn the structure and techniques needed in each of the four types. They will NOT master each type of essay; however, they will have the TOOLS needed to transfer this knowledge to essay writing.
July 6 – Expository Essays
July 13 – Persuasive Essays
July 20 – Compare/Contrast Essays
July 27 – Narrative Essays
Students will learn the differences between all four types 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 some writing experience. This is NOT a “one-stop” writing class. This class will take prior experience and help refine 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 30 – 60 minutes daily between class sessions depending on the student’s focus and speed.
NOTE: Registration deadline is June 15, 2022.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.
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