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High School Level Writing

Advanced U.S. History-Based Writing — (Grades 9–12) English Credit

Teacher:  TBD

Time:  Friday — This class will not be offered this year, please take a look at the Creative Writing Class

Class and Copy Cost:  $215

Book: Institute For Excellence In Writing Advanced U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons/Student Book and Student Resource Notebook

Prerequisite:  At least one year experience with IEW curriculum

While writing about topics from the explorers to modern times, students will develop more advanced writing skills such as thesis statements, MLA format, persuasive essays, research papers and more. To prepare students for college, vocabulary extension, outlining, summarizing, and researching will be covered. In addition, we will study the formal research paper using the MLA style, the book critique, and the persuasive essay. During the second semester, students will also learn to make connections between Biblical principles and everyday life by writing a devotional. 


Analytical Writing for Essays and Research Papers; College Prep — (Grades 10–12) English Credit

Teacher:  Miss Schuyler McConkey

Time:  Friday 1:45-2:40

Class and HSB Cost:  $250
HSB, Inc. assesses a $35 computer lab fee which is included in the above price.

Book:  Institute For Excellence In Writing: The Elegant Essay / Student Book, 3rd Edition
             Institute for Excellence in Writing: Writing Research Papers - The Essential Tools

Supplies Needed: Flash Drive

Prerequisite:  At least one year experience with IEW curriculum

Preparing students for college writing, units will include thesis statements, essay organization, transitions, introductions, and conclusions, practice with descriptive and persuasive essays, and SAT essays. Students will also learn how to take notes from texts or from live lectures, craft college-level papers, and write or speak persuasively to a wide variety of audiences. We will be utilizing the computer as well.   


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