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Friday, September 7, 2012

Advanced Writing for Middle School: Online Homeschool Classes

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Class dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 19 to Nov. 7, 2012
Total classes: 8
Starting time: Noon Eastern (11:00 am Central)
Duration: 45 minutes
Prerequisite: Simplified Writing for Middle School or permission. Please email homeschoolconnections@gmail.com for the placement test if you did not take Simplified Writing with Homeschool Connections.
Suggested grade level: 6th to 8th
Fee: $180 for all 8 classes (No additional fees for materials as they are included.)
Enrollment Limit: Due to the advanced nature of the feedback, only 12 students are admitted to the course.
Instructor: E .B. Conroy, MA
Course description: This is a writing course for middle school students who have taken the Simplified Writing for Middle School course and want to put the foundational writing skills into critical practice, with specific feedback and coaching regarding how your student's writing can improve. Students will craft an essay and a short paper during the course. Attention will be given to writing with a Christian worldview.
Course outline:
Class 1: Writing structure and skill: practicing the introduction, hook, and thesis
Class 2: Writing structure and skill: practicing outlines and the conclusion/concluding statements
Class 3: Writing an essay: rough drafts
Class 4: Writing a paper: five types of papers & practicing the introduction, hook, and thesis
Class 5: Writing a paper: practicing outlines and concluding statements; revising an essay
Class 6: Writing a paper: rough drafts; editing an essay
Class 7: Revising a paper
Class 8: Editing and formatting final papers
Course materials: Everything is provided free online from Professor Brown Conroy. Homework: Weekly writing assignments, with direct feedback from Professor Brown Conroy, with an estimated three to four hours per week for homework outside of class time (depending on the student's individual processing, creating, and writing speed).

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