College Prep Writing for High School--FLEX
Learn everything you will need to know for writing successfully in college including grammar basics, writing a summary, research papers, interpreting sources, and more--all from a college professor!
Molly McGill, M.A.
744 total reviews for this teacher
13 reviews for this class
Completed by 107 learners
No live meetings
Over 8 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per week
How does a "Flex" course work?
No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat
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In this class, students will develop their writing skills through weekly lectures and assignments to prepare them for the level of writing expected in the college classroom. Students will fine-tune their writing skills working toward developing a long 4-5 page research paper, which is roughly what is expected of Freshman level college courses. Students will learn about how to summarize and interpret prompts and texts for the classroom, how to identify scholarly sources, how to cite sources...
Students will engage with different writing styles and methods as a way of developing their own writing skills. Students will learn how to form basic summaries, descriptions, and analyses of various types of information. Students will engage with critical thinking skills when developing their research paper and discerning what is a credible source and synthesizing the information on their own. Students will also learn technical writing skills from grammar to formatting to editing and revision skills. The purpose of this course is to allow students to take a step closer to being successful college level writers when their day in the classroom comes!
I have been teaching at the university level for nearly five years, and have graded and edited hundreds of papers from college freshmen in those years. I hope to help develop writing skills in high school aged children in this class to prevent many of the common errors I see in university papers!
Students are expected to participate in weekly assignments that will be submitted to the instructor and feedback will be given for each and every assignment. Each assignment is submitted through Google Classroom and feedback is personalized based on the student's strengths and weaknesses. Each week students will get suggestions on how to further improve and be told what they are doing well.
All homework assignments and prompts are provided. Students are expected to submit work through Google Classroom for easy submission and revisions.
Learners will receive a grade for every assignment and personalized feedback. A final class assessment and grade is available upon request.
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Molly McGill, M.A.
College Professor, Art Historian, Writing Coach, Animation Historian, Disney Expert
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
744 total reviews
679 completed classes
Hello Outschool families! My name is Molly McGill and I am so excited to be teaching on the Outschool platform and sharing what I love with students from all over the world. I earned my Masters in art history from the University of Colorado, where...