All About Essays – IEW Writing – LIVE – * B Week * – Full Year – Grades 8 – 11
Tuesday, October 12 2021 @ 1:00PM - Tuesday, May 31 2022 @ 2:30PM EDT| $500.00
It is imperative that students, with the goal of attending college, can write basic essays with ease, speed and confidence. In this class, your child will become well-versed in the structure and application of expository, persuasive, compare/contrast and personal essays, which are found on most applications and scholarship forms for college, competitive summer programs and high school admission. In addition to the above, the students will learn how to approach the SAT Timed Writing Test through analyzing samples, as well as beginning timed practices. Students will explore and implement many stylistic techniques within the structures of their essays that will assist them later in finding their voice within their own written words. They will learn how to use composition checklists to ensure that they have done a solid job editing their work. This class is high paced with the emphasis on EDITING – TRULY EDITING using their COMPOSITION CHECKLIST. The goal is for the student to understand that writing takes TIME and cannot be done in one or two sittings. It is expected that the students work a minimum of 45 minutes per day on their assignment; a minimum 7 – 8 hours over the course of two weeks to produce a well written paper.
NOTE: A good essay is NOT done in ONE or TWO sittings; instead it is created over time. When a student grows into a confident writer, less time will be needed for the process. This typically happens in the second year of this class. While working on homework, students are expected to repeat the writing process with some degree of independence. NEW (first year) students might need parental assistance, but, over time, ultimately, we are striving for them to establish independence as writers. In addition, after multiple years studying/using IEW methodology, it is often during the second year of this class that a student will begin “finding their voice” and given freedom to use stylistic techniques as they feel needed.
Students should expect approximately three hours of homework weekly.
Students are expected to post their homework to CANVAS for an evaluation.
NOTE: Registration deadline is September 15, 2021.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.
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My 9th grader enrolled in a year-long Writing course, All About Essays, this year with Ms. Eva and has thoroughly enjoyed the class. His writing has improved ten-fold! We couldn’t be more pleased.
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If it wasn’t for Eva’s Writing Classes, which my son has taken for the last five years, J would, without a doubt, not be where he is today. The graduation speech as salutatorian that he wrote is a direct result of your teachings.
I thank God every time he tackles a paper. He uses every skill he has learned from your classes. Again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.
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In middle and high school, I took IEW writing classes with Mrs. Goldstein. Her teaching style and passion for the material made learning the techniques and rules of writing so easy. Today, as I am preparing to graduate from George Mason University, I still apply what I learned from Mrs. Goldstein in every paper I write. I’m so thankful I took her classes many years ago, because it has truly helped me succeed in my current academics!
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I hesitated long and hard about Open Tent Academy and my only regret is not trying it sooner. Both of my kiddos are taking math and writing classes. These classes are truly a gift. Ms. Eva’s IEW Writing Classes and literature are out of this world. Eva might be a tough writing teacher; however, she is fair and loves the children and her work. I couldn’t be more pleased with OTA and plan on having my children take classes for years to come!