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Mastering the Five Paragraph Essay

Writing skills are vital for students of any age, and are widely necessary not only for writing courses, but for other high school and college courses that require essay questions to be answered. Strong writing, communication, and research skills are needed for many tasks in adulthood, and can help students of all ages. And, as with any skill, writing becomes less stressful and more enjoyable with practice.

This course is designed for high school students who would like to hone their essay-writing skills, whether they have some experience with writing or are new to it. This course alone does not fulfill A-G requirements for a full English class, as it does not have a Literature component and is not long enough, but it works well as a venue for group coaching and practice in the following:

  • 5-Paragraph Structure
  • MLA Structure
  • Various Types of Essays (Informative, Argumentative, Narrative, etc.)
  • Research Papers
  • Writing Mechanics (Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation, etc.)
  • Building Vocabulary
  • Pre-Writing, Drafting and Editing

This class will be a supportive group that can encourage students at various levels to become stronger writers, expanding their abilities, whatever their starting point. Students will be working separately, in pairs, and sometimes as a group, and will greatly expand their ability to write throughout the year. The class should be fun, engaging, and a great way to grow.

Homework: There will be time in class for writing, but there will likely also be homework in this class. The amount of homework will vary based on students’ goals.

About the teacher: Lizzie Scott is a published author, experienced writer, and mother who has years of experience teaching high school- and college-level courses in writing and other topics. She has helped many students prepare for and complete English 101 as well as High School Literature and Composition courses and is skilled at making the course enjoyable while helping students grow as writers.

Ages: 13+yo.

Cost: See pricing chart

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