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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Online Class: Writing for High School


Update: This live course has concluded and is currently available as a recorded course through our Unlimited Access service. This is a great way to learn at your own pace when your schedule allows.To subscribe or learn more: Middle and High School Online Classes

To learn about our many other writing courses, visit out website: Homeschool Connections Online Classes.


Writing: Writing for High School

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Session dates: Tuesdays, September 6 to October 25, 2011
Total classes: 8
Starting time: 3:00 pm Eastern (2:00 pm Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Fee: $130 if you register on or before August 1, 2011. $180 after August 1 for all 8 classes.
Instructor: Robert Gotcher, Ph.D.
Prerequisite: none
Suggested grade level: 9th – 10th grade
High school credit: 2/3 semester
Course description: This course is designed to help the student develop the skills and habits that make for good writing at the high school level. The emphasis will be on creating good paragraphs, introductions and conclusions, organizing the paragraphs, and outlining.
Course outline:
Class 1: The essentials of good writing
Class 2: The paragraph
Class 3: The introduction
Class 4: The conclusion
Class 5: The argument
Class 6:The outline
Class 7: The five-paragraph essay
Class 8: Wrap-up and final assignment
Course materials: TBA
Homework: Weekly writing assignments. Final 3-5 page paper on topic of student’s choice. Graded by Dr. Gotcher.

Equipment requirements:
Classes are online, live and interactive. Students are required to have high-speed internet and a headset with microphone.

Misc:
Dr. Gotcher will be available via email in between classes for questions and comments.
Recordings of classes are provided to students within 24 hours and available for 6 months.
Homeschool Connections does not provide record keeping services.


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