Why This Class
As a parent, you recognize the importance of strong writing skills for your student’s future success. You want to help them not only excel in high school writing assignments but also develop the communication skills to influence others positively. This course helps by guiding your student through the fundamentals of great writing.
Mentors in this course support students in mastering the essential rules of grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and digital etiquette as they develop their unique writing voice and style. Students also explore examples of effective rhetoric including famous speeches, biographies, and memoirs. They then apply their new knowledge and skills to create a personal essay and speech that showcase their perspective on one of life’s big questions. Along the way, mentors give personalized feedback and encourage multiple iterations to promote mastery.
By completing this course, students increase their appreciation for thoughtful, well-organized writing and speech. They learn to write in cohesive paragraphs and are excited to continue expanding their writing skills to thrive throughout high school and beyond.