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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 Special Topic Class

Class & Copy Cost:  $215

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

Prerequisite:  At least one year experience with IEW curriculum

This class will be using the Institute for Excellence in Writing 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.  This class continues to build on skills previously learned. 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 every day life by writing a devotional. To help with word choice and spelling, a dictionary and thesaurus should be available at home.  The books are available at the HSB Bookstore. 


Analytical Writing for Essays & Research Papers; College Prep - (Grades 10-12) English Credit

Teacher:  Mrs. Kim Bohlman

Time:  Friday 12:45-1:40

Class & 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
             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. This class will be taught using lectures, lessons plans, videos, and required work on the part of the student.  We will be utilizing the computer throughout this course as well.   


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