Essay Writing Boot Camp

In this 4-week course, students learn the essential of effective essay writing in this fast-paced and fun boot camp.
Alexandra Kitty
2 total reviews for this teacher
New class

90 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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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Available Times

Pacific Time

Thu Jun 2

Jun 2 - Jun 23 (4 weeks)
7pm - 8:30pm

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn the basics of essay writing.
Students will learn the difference between "tell" essays and "sell" essays.
Students will learn the difference between direct and indirect approaches.
Students will learn how to construct a paragraph.
Students will learn how to develop a thesis.
Students will learn how to write a topic sentence.
Students will learn how to inform and persuade.
Students will learn how to use transitional words (Therefore, however, moreover, etc.).
Students will learn the difference between connotation and denotation.
Students will learn how to edit their work.
Students will learn the four rules of Grice (quantity, quality, manner, and relation).
Students will learn about tone.
Students will learn about fit, form, and function.
Students will learn about logical fallacies.
I am a book author and former journalist who was also a Communications/Language Studies professor at Conestoga College and Mohawk College.
Students will hand in a 500-800 word final essay at the end of the course; however, each week, they will hand in an assignment related to their final project. Students should spend one hour a week on each assignment.
Week 1: Essay topic
Week 2: Arguments to be made in essay
Week 3: Rough draft of essay
Week 4: Final essay
A letter grade and written report are included in the course.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Alexandra Kitty
Lives in Canada
Kintsugi Artist, Author, and Educator
2 total reviews
4 completed classes

About Me

I teach Kintsugi and Suminagshi for both educational and therapeutic purposes.

I am an author, artist, and educator who has taught at various colleges and art schools as well as in my own studio and remotely. I have degrees in psychology and... 
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