Essay Writing & more!Teacher: Suzanne Orr
Cost: $10/week for 32 weeks
$25 material fee
The ability to write well can be a distinguishing mark in the pursuit of good grades or a desired job. Quality essay writing is important for high school and college academic performance, and possessing excellent written communication skills is one of the top desired qualities in an employee. In Essay Writing and More!, students will prepare for college essay writing by learning several of the most common essay types assigned in college, including expository, comparative, persuasive, and reaction/response. Through drafting, writing, editing, and proofreading these essays, they will refresh their English grammar for use in formal writing, gain skills for developing an argument quickly, and learn how to be clear, concise, and effective in their writing. These skills will also be practiced and employed through peer review and exercises in other types of written communication such as emails, business correspondence, website content, letters to the editor, and more.
Curriculum/Required Text(s): 1) Common Grammar Pitfalls and Mistakes QuickStudy Reference: 978-1423214212
2) MLA The Easy Way! (Updated for 8th edition): 978-1935356523: Must purchase on your own. Will not be carried at the Center. Amazon carries it.