online class details
Online Class Time
- Watch a short video provided by the teacher on Canvas
- Communicate with the teacher through messaging or comments on Canvas as well as email
- Participate in live discussions with the teacher and fellow students using Canvas and/or Slack
*Class length may vary depending on the lesson content.
*Class days and times are subject to change.
Online Class Schedule
Semester 1: September 8 – December 7
Semester 2: January 18 – May 11
*Final Exam scheduled the following week of each semester.
*All major holidays observed
*All classes are Central Standard Time. Daylight Savings Time is observed
Classes vary from 15-20 students per class.
Prior to each class, the student should:
Read each assigned lesson in the syllabus and watch the corresponding video lesson on Canvas (if necessary)
Complete the assignment given in the previous class period
There are no weekly or monthly exams; however, teachers may choose to administer one final composition to serve as the final exam.
Although instructors will score all compositions and may suggest a final grade, the final grade is determined by each family using scores and any other variable they choose.
Students may contact the instructor during the week by email with any questions about past or current lessons or assignments.
Students will need an up-to-date computer or laptop that can access the internet.
Students will log in to Canvas to view lessons and participate class activity.
Students may be required to download and install a small messaging system called Slack.
Essentials in Writing does not provide technical support.
See individual course pages
Discounts and Refund Policy
Early Registration of $40 discount if registration fee is received by July 31, 2017
Check, money order, PayPal, or credit card accepted
Satisfaction Guaranteed: 100% refund if requested on or before 21 days after the first day of class
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations received 30 days or more prior to the start of classes will receive a full refund; if cancelled less than 30 days prior to the start of classes, there will be a $50 penalty