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English

Easy Essay Writing I: How to Craft Your Kernel Essay

Learn a one-sitting, spring-board method for writing an essay outline with professional writer and certified teacher, Dan Spring.
Dan S
70 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 11 learners
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Class
60 minutes
per class
Meets once
13-18
year olds
12-16
learners per class
per learner

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Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn the basics of essay writing, including how to develop a thesis and how to create a kernel essay. From there, learners will be supported to start building their understanding of how to add content to their outline. 
I started teaching essay writing as an instructor of the University of Waterloo, in Ontario. Since then, and for six years now, I've taught essay writing to grade 10-12 students. Writing is a special passion of mine: I've been a journalist for over 20 years, and have written some short published stories and poems. I have also worked as a performing poet and actor with troupes of like-minded artists. Currently I'm writing a book about compassionate communication.
There is no homework for this course.
Learners don't need any specific supplies, other than a computer with a camera, an ability to meet in a Zoom meeting.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.

Students will receive feedback (ie formative assessment) at the end of class, in separate Zoom rooms.
1 hour per week in class, and no time outside of class.
There is no sensitive content.

Teacher

Dan SCertified Teacher, Published Author and Journalist
70 total reviews
45 completed classes

About Me

I am passionate about communication - videography, creative writing and poetry, non-violent communication, journalism and social skills training are all high on my list. 

I am a published author and journalist and have also worked both as a... 
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