Essay Basics: Persuasive (4 Square Method)

This 90-minute course walks students through the basics of writing a persuasive essay. Students will have one week to submit finished work. Mr. Conway will review and return work with comments and suggestions.
Mr. Conway
91 total reviews for this teacher
10 reviews for this class
Completed by 32 learners

90 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does a β€œOne-Time” class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Jun 6

Meet once (1 day)
10:30pm - 12am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
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Class Experience

1. Break down and understand a writing prompt. 
2. Form and back-up an argument.
3. Write a proper thesis statement. 
4. Write complete paragraphs using TEDLs.
5. Replace vague words with detailed descriptions.
6. Identify all necessary components of an essay.
7. Properly use the Four-Square model.
A complete rough draft essay. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Mr. Conway will grade and return all work submitted within one week of the class date. 
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.


Mr. Conway
Lives in the United States
Academic Coach, Certified ELA Teacher, & Tutor
91 total reviews
186 completed classes

About Me

Ted Conway has spent his teaching career working with students of all ages that need extra support due to unique life experiences and/or learning styles. He understands the time it takes to learn new skills, and that no student wants to fail β€” no...Β 
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