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Outliers: The Story of Success – Grades 8 – 12 – Winter 2021 – 10 Weeks

Tuesday, January 12 2021 @ 11:00AM - Tuesday, March 23 2021 @ 12:00PM EST

| $250.00

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Start:
Tuesday, January 12 2021 @ 11:00AM EST
End:
Tuesday, March 23 2021 @ 12:00PM EST
Cost:
$250.00
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Virtual (Jigsaw/Canvas)
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+1 203 741 8570
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Day of Week:
Tuesday
Class Times:
11:00AM - 12:30PM (ET)
Instructor:
Eva Goldstein-Meola
Instructor Email:
[email protected]
Grade/Level:
8-12
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Opportunity. Timing. Upbringing.  Effort.  Meaningful work.  Legacy.

These six elements are rather powerful.

Do the successful have to work the hardest or do they have the best luck?

In the award-winning book Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcom Gladwell examines scientific data and evidence from well-known success stories to answer the question of what makes a person successful. Through this stunning book, we will take an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”–the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful and question ourselves about what makes high-achievers different?

This is a high school ½ credit English semester. Students will participate in pre-reading, analyzing and post-reading discussions. Students will write essays as well as have some quizzes and a mid-term and final.

Prerequisite:  Students MUST know how to write a 5-paragraph expository essay for their final exam.  We will not be going over HOW to write an essay in this class.  Previous experience is expected.

NOTE:

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


Recent Reviews:

Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance

Rated 5 out of 5
August 1, 2021

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.

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Adey D.

Unsung Heroes

Rated 5 out of 5
December 12, 2020

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.

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J.H., Virginia

Organization Leads to Dreams

Rated 5 out of 5
August 3, 2021

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!

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Krista

Life-changing!

Rated 5 out of 5
August 1, 2021

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.

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Elliot

An excellent course!

Rated 5 out of 5
July 31, 2021

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!

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