Asynchronous – High School Research & More Writing – Full Year – Grades 9-12
Wednesday, September 1 2021 @ 12:00AM – Wednesday, June 1 2022 @ 12:00AM EDT
Instructor Email:[email protected]
Terms/Semesters:Full Year 2021-2022
12 people are attending Asynchronous – High School Research & More Writing – Full Year – Grades 9-12
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, they will need to watch the class recording (posted in CANVAS).
After that, using their ASSIGNMENT PLANNER and COMPOSITION CHECKLIST, students will then complete the accompanying 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 that are submitted AFTER June 1, 2022 will NOT be graded.
High School Research and More consists of two major components: College Application Essays and a Semester Long Term Paper.
During the first half of the year, the students will also learn how to write a solid personal essay; these types of essays will help them with gaining admission to competitive summer programs, internships, colleges, and help their chances towards earning scholarships.
During the second half of the year, students will focus on the RESEARCH TERM PAPER. Students will learn how to dissect these “long, scary assignments” and break them down into manageable chunks. We will examine how to break down a (approximately) fifteen to twenty page “assigned” term paper using time management and organizational skills. The student will learn how to:
- Research with multiple sources
- Utilize an online database via the public library
- Merge notes together to limit and choose the most appropriate information for their topic
- Write a solid thesis statement
- Write from their notes making sure all notes are appropriate for their topic
- Use IN TEXT citations
- Write an MLA bibliography, transitional paragraphs, introductory and concluding paragraphs
This class is fast-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 successfully in just one or two brief sittings. The students ARE expected to work at home for a minimum of 45 minutes per weekday on their “homework” – which is given at the end of each class.
IMPORTANT: If students have not taken one of Eva’s IEW Writing classes before PLEASE speak with her at [email protected] prior to registering. It is expected that students know how to write a five-paragraph research paper, IEW Stylistic Techniques and editing skills.
NOTE: Registration deadline is January 1, 2022.
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