Intro to College Level Writing

Teacher: Lindsey Nance

Grade Level(s): 11th-12th

Class Cost and Length in Weeks:
$18/week for 32 Weeks*
$25 material fee

Class Size: Min 5 / Max 9


Throughout the year, students will learn how to properly incorporate MLA formatting AND MLA in-text citations and a Works Cited page. Students will learn how to write research papers, opinion papers, the ability to analyze a piece of work, and more. Students will be asked to maintain a formal tone and third-person narration throughout all of their writing assignments.

The first semester will focus on the basics of MLA style, how to analyze a piece of work, focusing on tone, symbols, character development, and more.

The second semester will focus on crafting opinion papers, cause/effect, and adding in outside sources (research) to the essay.

The final exam will be a 10-12-page research paper that must demonstrate proper MLA formatting, incorporation of sources, and thoroughly fleshed out

Ideally, this class would be for upper-level high schoolers who are planning on attending college
who HAVE a good foundation in writing mechanics.

Methods of Instruction:
Peer-review groups
Seminar-style discussion

Graded Activities:
Quizzes on MLA format and lecture materials
Writing journals to facilitate the writing process
Discussion board posts about assigned topics and/or class discussion about the assigned topics
Formal writing assignments over varying topics, working toward a formal research paper that will equip students to be college-ready

Curriculum/Required Text(s):
Not available in the CHE Bookstore:
Writers INC: A Student Handbook for Writing and Learning (Great Source Writer's Inc), Student Edition
6th Edition
ISBN-13: 978-0669529951, ISBN-10: 9780669529951

MLA Handbook
8th Edition
ISBN-13: 978-1603292627, ISBN-10: 1603292624

Class Prerequisites:  Students will be expected to write frequently, including multiple research papers. We will begin with 3-5 page papers, steadily increasing until we reach 10-15 pages at the end of the year. Before registering, students and parents need to know of the obligation and level of outside commitment.

*Please see our Payment Details page for more information.

2020-2021 Schedule

  • M - Annex 2

    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Miss Lindsey Nance