College Preparation Writing II: Critical Thinking and Argumentative Writing FLEX
Join a college professor to learn the ins and outs of writing a stellar argumentative paper and how to think critically about sources used in research, including online resources, academic journals, and more!
Molly McGill, M.A.
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Completed by 5 learners
learners per class
$25 per week
Over 8 weeks
No live meetings
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Welcome to College Preparation Writing--Critical Thinking and Argumentative Writing! In this class, students will spend eight weeks developing a 3-4 page argumentative paper on a topic of their choice, while learning how to effectively communicate in an argumentative setting and how to think critically about information presented to them in a number of capacities. The goal of this course is to teach students how to use source material responsibly and effectively in their research, teach them...
This class is taught in English.
Over the course of the eight-week course, students will learn the following: --How to think critically about information presented to them in any format --Identifying credible sources --How to use the internet for responsible online research --How to write an effective argument without emotion or bias --How to avoid fallacies in their arguments and present a well-rounded research paper --How to address conflicting viewpoints clearly and effectively --How to access research materials online --How to effectively take notes when researching and keep track of information
I have been teaching at the university level for nearly four years, and have graded and edited hundreds of papers from college freshmen in those years. Additionally, I have been providing guidance in College Prep Writing to Outschool students since 2018. 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 to the instructor and feedback is personalized based on the students strengths and weaknesses. Each week students will get suggestions on how to further improve and be told what they are doing well. Parents can request grades at any time.
At the end of the course, parents are welcome to request a full assessment of the student's progress over the eight weeks if they would like. Further, grades are optional but available. Students will be assessed based on how they have grown as writers in the course and assessments will include what they have done well with end areas that need improving. For those receiving grades, a rubric will be distributed to parents so they can see where all of the points are coming from in the final grade.
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
800 total reviews
789 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...