[Gr 9-11] High School Essay Class

[Gr 9-11] High School Essay Class

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Class Schedule*

October 20 - December 18
Tuesday & Friday 8:00-10:00 p.m. (EST)
8 weeks, twice a week

* The program will be automatically canceled if less than 3 students signed up for the program. (Subject to full tuition refund) 

Class Materials

Students will use class materials provided by the instructor.  

Course Description

In the High School Essay class, students will work with their instructor to improve their English writing skills. They will explore different genres of writing, complete a variety of writing assignments, and discuss how to improve themselves with peer and teacher feedback. Students will participate in both whole class discussion and 1:1 revision session with their instructor. 

Key Lessons

Students will:

  1. Strengthen their English writing skills on different genres
  2. Develop creativity and critical thinking skills through active discussion
  3. Practice listening and response skills
Weekly Schedule
Week 1-2: Research paper
Week 3-4: Literary analysis
Week 5 & 7: Personal statement (Week 6 = Thanksgiving break)
Week 8-9: Compare & contrast essay

New York Times Student Contest
To practice the writing skills learned in class, students can choose to join the New York Times Student Contest with instructor's guidance.

2021 Student Contest Calendar: