Why This Class
Your student is already a confident writer and enjoys using writing to express their perspective. You want to help them maximize these skills, to open new doors at school and in life. This course helps by challenging your student to write in new venues and formats that bring their skills to the next level.
Mentors in this course guide students to thoroughly critique literature through advanced essay writing. Students read and discuss short works of fiction and non-fiction and study one book-length text. They also practice the skills needed to write successful timed essays and refine their style for 21st-century platforms including blogging and social media. In the process, students continue to develop their writing voice. Mentors also introduce the fundamentals of narrative research essays.
As a result of completing this course, students confidently navigate the rules and conventions of writing in the digital age and stand out as uncommonly clear communicators. They solidify a writing skill set that will support their success throughout high school and beyond.