High School Writing Methods Intensive

live: $ 295

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  • Overview
  • Curriculum
  • Teacher

TUESDAY/THURSDAY 10:00 - 11:30 am EST

Prerequisite: None

This summer class is a prerequisite for CBB+ literature and history courses. The curriculum was written by CBB+ founder, Beth Hempton. When combined with General Literature, it is the ideal "freshman English" class for high school, laying the groundwork for high school essay writing and literature. Students work through the Writing Process to explore six types of writing: narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive, comparison/contrast and rhetorical. Essay writing provides a vehicle for students to practice each type. Students also work through grammar issues, learn to write peer reviews and study upper level vocabulary. Note that as an Intensive course, the workload is heavier and students should plan to not miss more than one week of class. The class meets twice a week for ten weeks so that students may receive full high school credit. 

Assigned homework allows students to practice the writing concepts taught in class and the teacher is available during live office hours and by email to assist students. Assignments are graded and students receive a course credit report. Students may take this class for Honors credit. The Honors option costs an additional $25 per class. Be sure to check Honors on the registration form.

  • Books / Textbooks
    • Writing as a Life Skill by Elizabeth Hempton
  • Other Materials
    • No other materials required