High School Research & More – IEW – LIVE – * A Week * – Full Year – Grades 9 – 12
Tuesday, September 1 2020 @ 1:00PM - Tuesday, May 18 2021 @ 2:30PM EDT| $500.00
High School Research and More consists of two major components: College Application Essays and a Semester Long Term Paper.
During the first half of the year, the students will also learn how to write a solid personal essay; these types of essays will help them with gaining admission to competitive summer programs, internships, colleges, and help their chances towards earning scholarships.
During the second half of the year, students will focus on the RESEARCH TERM PAPER. Students will learn how to dissect these “long, scary assignments” and break them down into manageable chunks. We will examine how to break down a (approximately) fifteen to twenty page “assigned” term paper using time management and organizational skills. The student will learn how to:
- Research with multiple sources
- Utilize an online database via the public library
- Merge notes together to limit and choose the most appropriate information for their topic
- Write a solid thesis statement
- Write from their notes making sure all notes are appropriate for their topic
- Use IN TEXT citations
- Write an MLA bibliography, transitional paragraphs, introductory and concluding paragraphs
In between our term paper, if time allows, we will approach the Timed SAT Analytical essay.
This class is fast-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 successfully in just one or two brief sittings. The students ARE expected to work at home for a minimum of 45 minutes per weekday on their “homework” – which is given at the end of each class. All students are expected to email their homework for evaluation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT: If students have not taken one of Eva’s IEW Writing classes before PLEASE speak with her at email@example.com prior to registering. It is expected that students know how to write a five-paragraph research paper, IEW Stylistic Techniques and editing skills.
NOTE: Registration deadline is August 15, 2020.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.