Expository Essay Class
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How Classes Work
Brave Writer’s Online Classroom
CLOSED February 18 - March 29, 2013
$249.00 per student
13—18 years old
The Expository Essay class is especially designed for high school students. The expository essay is the primary writing format that ought to be learned before college. Expository essays are used in high school and college to help teachers ascertain how well the student manages material related to the course. Students are expected to read a range of sources, evaluate arguments and then take a position that they defend intelligently, with nuance. This course is the beginning of that journey. Most students asked to write essays haven’t yet even read one! In this class, we’ll look at two kinds of expository essays and then write them.
This course helps students become comfortable with the basic demands of academic writing:
- researching various expert opinions in the field
- asserting a position
- developing points
- discovering and providing support/examples
- drawing conclusions and asking meaningful follow-up questions
Every variety of essay or research paper builds from these fundamental principles. This course is a perfect way to introduce academic writing to kids who have had little or no exposure to the essay.
This course will cover both open and closed form essay writing, as well as training students in the art of:
- thesis statement generation
- how to select points and particulars
- structuring an essay
- finding and using research in your writing
- incorporating writing voice into academic writing
Brave Writer specializes in helping students to make the transition from creative, personal experience writing to the academic formats. Students should already be competent writers. Kidswrite Intermediate is a recommended preparatory course, though not required. If you have any questions about your student’s eligibility for this class, don’t hesitate to contact Julie directly with a writing sample and she’ll send you in the right direction.
This class always fills quickly so be sure to sign up early.
For more information about how the classes are run, please read about online classes.