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High School Research & More Writing – LIVE – * B Week * – Wednesday – Full Year – Grades 9 – 12

Wednesday, September 6 2023 @ 11:00AM Wednesday, June 5 2024 @ 12:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Eva Goldstein-Meola

Instructor Email:

eva@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

9-12

Day of Week:

Wednesday

Class Times:

11:00AM – 12:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Full Year 2023-2024

Details

Start:
Wednesday, September 6 2023 @ 11:00AM EDT
End:
Wednesday, June 5 2024 @ 12:30PM EDT
Cost:
$500.00
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Virtual (Jigsaw/Canvas)
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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

During the term paper portion of the class, at times, students will be dismissed from class early with the expectation that they will use some of the class time to continue writing their term paper.

Students are expected to be present in class, with class notes in front of them, 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.

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. 

Over the course of the two weeks between class meetings, students are expected to work approximately six hours on their writing. All students are expected to email their homework for evaluation to eva@writingteacher.com.

If the student participates in class and does their homework to the best of their ability using the tools provided, it is expected that by the end of the first half of the year the student will feel comfortable (depending on age/grade level) with the personal essay for college, scholarship, and internship applications.   In addition, if the student participates in class and does their homework to the best of their ability using the tools provided, it is expected that by the end of the second half of the year the student will feel comfortable with the concept of how to approach a college level term paper.  It is up to your students to put forth the effort.

IMPORTANT:  If students have not taken one of Eva’s IEW Writing classes before PLEASE contact her at eva@opententacademy.com prior to registering.  It is expected that students know how to write a five-paragraph research paper, IEW Stylistic Techniques and editing skills.

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

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 15, 2022.

There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.



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