Essentials in Writing Online Class

Fall 2018 College Prep Writing – Level 12

About This Class

Class Times: Online (No Specific Times Required)

Class Dates: 2018 School Year
September 4—December 7, 2018

  • Final Exam scheduled at the end of the semester
  • All Major holidays are observed.
  • Class times follow CST (Central Standard Time). Time changes are observed.
  • Any dates and/or times are subject to change.

Student placement: Any student may register for this course; however, it is best suited for students who have completed levels 9-11 of Essentials in Writing or other writing curricula.

Course Overview: The goal for this class is to prepare students for writing past high school. The student will learn at their pace, but will have information presented and required each week. The information will be given in small sections, allowing the student to feel and learn the basics of a confident writer. Each student will have their own unique writing style, but we all must learn how to apply basic mechanics and sentence structure properly. The class is designed as foundational, to help students learn how to write for a variety of different types of essays.

Compositions: The course will focus on the following types of writing. This is not a comprehensive list but rather the basics from which to build the foundations of writing.

  • Formal Paragraph
  • Compare/Contrast Paragraph and Essay
  • Cause/Effect Paragraph
  • Persuasive Paragraph and Essay
  • Literary Response/Analysis Paragraph and Essay
  • Research/Focused Writing

Class Itinerary: The course will require online interactions between students, their peers, and the teacher using the Canvas platform. The class will also be designed to use the required textbook as a guide throughout the class. There will be discussion posts to allow students to engage with their peers’ writings. Students will work to improve their writing by building each composition step-by-step. Students will be required to turn in work each week for personal feedback from the instructor before turning in a final draft of the composition. There are no weekly or monthly tests other than the final exam at the end of the semester.

Technology Requirement:

  • Student will need and up to date computer, or laptop that can access the internet.
  • Students will log in to Canvas to view lessons and participate in the class.
  • Essentials in Writing is not responsible for technology support.

Student Expectations:

  • Watch Essentials in Writing Level 12 instructional videos (provided) and complete all assignments.
  • Be prepared and plan accordingly to completing the weekly assignments.

Educator Expectations:

  • The instructor will grade and return all work in a timely manner.
  • The instructor will be available by email, or through the Canvas platform for questions, or to turn in assignments. Although, the educator will grade and return the work, the family chooses the final grade based on a variable of their choice.


$197 (one semester course)

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Meet the Teacher

Ms. Angela Brown

Angela received her B.A. in elementary education, through Missouri State University, and her M.A. in Educational Theories and Practices through Arkansas State University. She also has 21 hours in Secondary English classes above her Master’s degree. The past three years she has spent teaching ELA to 9th, 10th, and 12th grade students, and previous to that was spent teaching in the elementary setting.

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