Prerequisite: Advanced Writing and Literature and/or a minimum of two years of formal writing, grammar, and advanced literature experience. *This is an invitation only course. Students will be expected to work independently and to complete class assignments.
Course Description: Recommended for high school seniors or advanced juniors, this course develops the student’s technical writing abilities through extensive practice in composition, college-level study skills, and documentation. The fundamentals of academic writing will include: organization, critical thinking, refining and editing, expository, investigative and research topics with proper source citing, and analysis of current topics and literature. Students will practice forensic skills each quarter, thus developing debate and public speaking strategies. The writer will learn to determine appropriate approaches for a variety of contexts, audiences, and purposes via narrative voice, tone, style, and content in formatting. Designed to prepare students for the SAT writing exam, this challenging class will offer an introduction to timed essays and specific tips for the writing portion of the SAT. This course will focus on writing, and include vocabulary enrichment, literary discussions, and reading at least three major works of literature on a college level. This class fills quickly! Please register immediately.
Novels may include: The Count of Monte Cristo translated and abridged by Lowell Bair, Bantam Classics (students must use this edition); A Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson; Animal Farm by George Orwell; The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare; A Man for all Seasons, a play by Robert Bolt.
Instructor: Pamela Sperbeck, (804) 852-7785, firstname.lastname@example.org ( emailing is preferred)
Tuition: $495 per year, payable $55 per month
Copy Fee: $75 yearly copy fee per student
Text: The Elegant Essay, by Lesha Myers, 3rd edition
Class Maximum: 14 students
Class Minimum: 4 students