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Five-Paragraph Essay Workshop (Flex Class): How to Write a Persuasive Essay

In this four-week workshop, students will learn how to effectively write a five-paragraph persuasive essay.
Amy Lavin, J.D.
351 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 12 learners
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
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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Class Experience

I have a Juris Doctor from the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah; a Master of Arts in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix; and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Brigham Young University. I taught high school English for eight years (with endorsements in English and Reading), and I currently teach ESL online. I am also a former prosecuting attorney, and I currently practice law in several different areas. 
Students will be expected to engage in online discussions each week. Also, the students will write a total of of two essays (one draft and one rewrite), which will be submitted to the teacher for feedback.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Each essay will be scored using the three domains from the SAT essay test: reading, analysis, writing. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
All classes will use Nearpod to complete writing assignments and/or review class materials, but Nearpod does not require students to create an account. Students will be asked to enter their first name only when entering the website so that assignments can be tracked by the teacher (content remains anonymous to other students). 

One option for submitting the final essay is to use Google Docs. Google Docs does require an email to use its services; however, the link that the student provides to the teacher does not share any personal information (it only gives access to the essay for the teacher to review and add feedback). No other students will have access to this essay link as long as it is sent directly to the teacher (and not posted on the public classroom page). 

The other option to submit the final essay is to send a PDF through Adobe Acrobat. This is a free program that does not require any registration or personal information. 


Amy Lavin, J.D.
Lives in the United States
Avid Reader, English Teacher, and Practicing Attorney
351 total reviews
404 completed classes

About Me

Welcome! I'm very excited to be your teacher! I live in Idaho in the United States. I enjoy reading and writing young adult novels, traveling around the world with my family, and kayaking on the Snake River. 

I have a Juris Doctor from the S.J.... 
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