recommended for grades 7-10
Good writing is not a gift that some have and some don’t; it is a skill that anyone willing to work hard can develop. This class guides students to craft the various parts of a persuasive essay—thesis, introduction, body, and conclusion—as well as to put the parts together. Using the old classic The Lively Art of Writing by Lucile Vaughan Payne, students write persuasive essays, the type required both for school projects and on standardized tests. During sessions, students will learn and practice brainstorming ideas, formulating a thesis, developing an argument to support an opinion, and structuring an essay to express their thoughts clearly. Peer and teacher editing provide helpful feedback for students to improve their work. Work at home is expected.
Monday-Friday (10 sessions) CLOSED
$325 total tuition and fees
• $150 registration due upon registration; deposit is nonrefundable
• $200 due on the first day of class