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English

Anthem by Ayn Rand: A Literature and Writing Course

In this 6-week course students will read Rand's novella and write an essay for an international essay contest.
Kirk Barbera
2 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 6 weeks
13-17
year olds
4-10
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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PLEASE NOTE: This is not a course that guarantees any winnings of the Ayn Rand Institute's essay contest. The goal is to improve the student's comprehension skills as well as his or her writing skills. The essay contest is a competitive international contest which provides a good source of material and motivation for young students to write the best essay they can manage. 
I have studied this novel and Ayn Rand's philosophy for 15 years. I have worked at the Ayn Rand Institute and I have judged thousands of essays for their essay contest over the past 7 years. I have a B.A. from University of Colorado. I'm the Editor-In-Chief of a literary magazine which publishes new and classical literature. And I've published my own work in numerous magazines and newspapers.
There will be weekly readings and some short writing assignments.
I won't give a letter or numerical grade, rather I will provide editorial feedback with the aim of helping the students craft the best essay they can. I will also provide instructions on how to turn in the essay to The Ayn Rand Institute. PLEASE NOTE: For the essay contest students MUST be in 8th-12th grade (or its equivalent). Homeschoolers and international students are absolutely welcome to submit essays and they have won in the past. You can read more about the rules of the contest itself on The Ayn Rand Institute's Website https://aynrand.org/students/essay-contests/undefined
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Please make sure to purchase Ayn Rand's Novella "Anthem" before the course begins. This is easily and affordably available on Amazon or any major bookseller.

Teacher

Kirk BarberaTeacher, Novelist, Essayist, Literature Enthusiast, Filmmaker, Magazine Editor
2 total reviews
5 completed classes

About Me

I am editor of the literary magazine Troubadour Magazine. I received my B.A. in Film & Theatre Production from the University of Colorado, and I actively produce media in every form. I am the host of "Troubadour Podcast" and  co-host of "Surprised... 
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