High School Research & More Writing – LIVE – * A Week * – Full Year – Grades 9 – 12
Tuesday, October 5 2021 @ 1:00PM – Tuesday, May 31 2022 @ 2:30PM EDT
Instructor Email:[email protected]
Day of Week:Tuesday
Class Times:1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)
Terms/Semesters:Full Year 2021-2022
7 people are attending High School Research & More Writing – LIVE – * A Week * – Full Year – Grades 9 – 12
High School Research and More, using the IEW Writing philosophy, 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.
Students should be prepared for about three hours of homework weekly.
All students are expected to post their homework to CANVAS for an evaluation.
IMPORTANT: If students have not taken one of Eva’s IEW Writing classes before PLEASE contact 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 September 15, 2021.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.
Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance
I believe my rising 7th grader has greatly benefited from taking the summer Powerful Paragraphs class from Eva. There were precise and detailed instructions on brainstorming, constructing varied and expressive sentences, and usage of transitional phrases, all in the context of the different writing structures they studied each week. The weekly reviews of past lessons and the incremental addition of new stylistic techniques were great reinforcement for the concepts being thoughts. It was also useful to have the numerous sample writings provided for reference with each lesson. Through out the class, they kids had a growing list of “banned” words to encourage them to choose more expressive and nuanced alternatives (started with one or two and grew to maybe ~15). Overall, a great class for my child who is still in the early stages of honing his essay writing skills.
My daughter loved learning about “unsung heroes” of the Civil Rights Movement: individuals who deserve recognition, but receive little in the history books. Ms. Eva ties in historical background information extremely well to the book to help understand the bigger picture to further appreciate Claudette Colvin’s courage.
Organization Leads to Dreams
My 12 year old son took this class this summer in preparation for more complicated classes in middle school and high school. I had assumed time management, use of highlighters, reading texts for comprehension, how to study for a midterm. Sure, all that was introduced, but more significantly, techniques for planning meant my son started to think and dream about his own future! What he would like to do over the next 2 years – 5 years -longer. Thanks Eva!
Incredible class. This class helped me understand and perfect key studying and test taking concepts. I had a really good time and this has definitely made me a better student.
An excellent course!
Study Skills with Eva Goldstein-Meola was an incredibly beneficial class! We learned about different study methods, how to be motivated, having an organized study space and so much more! A highly recommended course for anyone wanting to be an effective student.
Thanks, Mrs. Eva!