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Class Description
Monday, 11:20 AM to 12:20 PM
Essay Writing  
Teacher:  Jennifer Sam Hunter
Age:  14 & up
Cost:  $240 tuition per year, paid in four $60 payments;
$15 copy/supply fee per year, paid in one $15 payment
Text:  The Lively Art of Writing, by Lucile Vaughan Payne, mass market paperback, ISBN: 0451627121
Description: In this class, students will learn and practice the fundamental skills for writing a variety of essays.  Students will look at what an essay does, what a thesis is, how to develop and support a thesis, and how to deal with opposing arguments.  Techniques practiced will cover paragraph construction and transitions, introductions and conclusions, overall essay structure, and writing style.  The focus will be on academic papers, including analytical, compare and contrast, and persuasive writing, but we will also take time to practice essay tests and the dreaded SAT/ACT essay.  Homework expectations: 1-3 hours per week.  High school credit: one half to one full English credit.  Ultimately, this is determined by the parent, depending on the amount of time students devote to their homework and essays.
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