Welcome to Composition: Powerful Paragraphs to Convincing Critiques Hybrid Class!
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Please note: Hybrid classes do not meet live. Please read about Our Class Formats for more information.
This course is designed for self-motivated, independent high school students who desire to improve and refine their writing abilities. Students will have eight lessons to complete in this course. Tools will be provided to guide students towards concise and clear expression of thoughts. Focus of this course will be writing effective, coherent, and powerful paragraphs. This is a skill that will last a lifetime!
The models of structure covered in this course will address the following:
- Key Word Outlining and Writing from Notes
- Descriptive, Analytical, Comparison/Contrast, Simple-to-Complex Paragraphs
- Narrative & Creative Writing
- Summarizing References & Essay Writing
- Literary Critique
Elements of style taught in this course include techniques to encourage vibrant and succinct sentence writing, including IEW’s dress-ups and sentence openers. Transitional words and phrases will be an integral part of this course as well.
What is included?
This hybrid class is the equivalent to a one-semester class. It is 100% teacher-supported and all class resources will be delivered via an class page online though not all assignments are online. Cost includes recorded lessons for each assignment as well as the editing of one assignment per lesson. Eight assignments will be expected over the course of twelve weeks, and each assignment will have specific requirements. Each student receives personalized feedback on written work. It is not required that students submit writing assignments, but it is highly encouraged. Instructor will offer live office hours monthly in September and October and is available by email daily.
Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)
Focus of this writing class will be the award-winning Institute for Excellence in Writing’s methodology of writing with structure and style, focusing on not plagiarizing while outlining and creating organized and well-written paragraphs.
Learn more about this IEW by watching this 6-minute video .
Pre-requisites for Class: High school students who are capable of writing complete sentences and who wish to refine their composition and write about topics of choice will benefit from this class. Students should be capable of following detailed instructions and set goals to complete all writing requirements within a specified time frame. It is best if students have at least one year of IEW experience, but all high school students are welcome!
Supplies Needed for this Class: (All Supplies Optional – See syllabus after enrollment for more information.)
Textbook/Workbooks Needed for this Class:
- Institute for Excellence in Writing’s Portable Wall
- A Writer’s Guide to Transitions and Expressions by Victor C. Pellegrino
This class is subject to our Withdrawal and Refund Policy.
Live and Hybrid Class Withdrawal/Refund Policy
(Applies only to classes of more than 4 sessions/weeks.)
- Withdrawal before 2nd session: Full refund of class fee
- Withdrawal after 2nd session, but before 3rd session: Refund of 2/3rds class fee
- Withdrawal after 3rd session, but before 4th session: Refund of 1/3rd class fee
- Withdrawal after 4th session: No refund*
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About Mrs. Ginny Lennon
Mrs. L. is a mother of four home-schooled children (two have graduated) and is a certified Institute for Excellence in Writing instructor. Mrs. L. has taught IEW in both traditional and online classes for over fifteen years and enjoys watching the students improve in their writing skills. As a retired Navy family, Mrs. L. and her family homeschool on the East Coast after twenty years of learning around the world. In her free time, Mrs. L. enjoys crocheting, exercising, cooking, reading, and RVing.