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Advanced Essay Writing Preparing for College-Level Writing

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Daysha Conway, M.Ed
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In this 10-lesson course, students will dig deeper into both the argument and analysis essays using sound textual evidence, MLA formatting, and high-level writing.

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US Grade 9 - 12
Advanced Level
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
10 lessons//10 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Introduction to Formal Essay Writing and MLA
Introduction to the formal essay writing process and MLA formatting and citing
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Civil War REHUGO
This lesson introduces the AP English REHUGO writing essay using the Civil War as the basis of the writing activity
 Week 3
Lesson 3
The Works Cited Page and Continuation of the Civil War REHUGO Essay
This lesson goes through the steps of compiling a Works Cited page and is a continuation of the lesson two essay writing process
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Civil Rights Movement REHUGO Full Essay with Introduction and Conclusion
Using the Civil Rights Movement and a photograph, this lesson guides learners through the complete analysis essay writing process
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Writing the Full Analysis Essay
This lesson shows the steps to writing the analysis essay for the Civil Rights Movement photograph learners will be analyzing
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Introduction to the Learner's Choice REHUGO Final Writing Portfolio Project
This lesson introduces the final project for this course, explaining how to choose a topic, organizing sources, and chosing which REHUGO acronyms to analyze
 Week 7
Lesson 7
The Research Process
This lesson covers a very concise, easy-to-use research method of how to keep track of sources, citing, and taking notes
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Writing the Body Paragraphs
This lesson guides learners on how to write their analysis essay body paragraphs for their REHUGO Writing Portfolio Project with examples
 Week 9
Lesson 9
Introductions and Conclusions
Writing powerful introductions and conclusions are key to making any essay stand out, and this lesson covers several ideas to make this happen, including several examples
 Week 10
Lesson 10
Editing, Works Cited Page, and Wrap-Up
This lesson is devoted to the editing process, looking at a grading rubric, compiling the Works Cited page, and wrapping up the course
Students will learn to think and write critically and hone their writing, organizational, and MLA skills.
Homework Offered
This class will utilize lesson videos created by the teacher, and students will need to read and view other sources outside of class. This project will take some time to complete, but in manageable chunks. I will be providing extensive feedback to the leaners through every step of the brainstorming, writing, and revision process if they are taking this as a self-paced option, not the subscription model.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
No formal grade will be given unless parents request it. However, I will grade the learner via rubrics designed for these two writing assignments. Students will also be provided rubrics to guide them. If you want a grade for your learner, just let me know!
Grades Offered
Handouts, outlines, and rubrics will be provided for this class.  Learners should have access to a writing utensil, notebook paper, and typing software such as Google Docs or Word to ensure learners know how to properly set up and type a document in MLA format.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Learners should have access to a typing software such as Google Docs or Word to ensure learners know how to properly set up and type a document in MLA format.
Learners will be watching a video video clip of the movie Gettysburg from this site: https://www.americanrhetoric.com/MovieSpeeches/moviespeechgettysburg.html, and we will also be using Biography.com as a source for this class. 
Learners will need access to the web for research purposes.  We will be accessing primary documents through the Library of Congress, students will watch a video clip of the movie Gettysburg from this site: https://www.americanrhetoric.com/MovieSpeeches/moviespeechgettysburg.html, and we will also be using Biography.com as a source for this class. 
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My goal is to guide learners through the enriching world of writing, the practicality of important adulting life skills, and the everyday relevance of consumer math and personal finance. Setting learners up for... 
Self-Paced Class

$20

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10 pre-recorded lessons
10 weeks of teacher support
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Completed by 11 learners
Ages: 14-18

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