Essentials in Writing Online Class

2017-2018 College Preparatory Composition – Level 12

About This Class

Class Times: Tuesday/Thursday 4:30-5:30 CST

Class Dates: 2017-2018 School Year
September 5—December 7 * BREAK * January 18—May 11
*Final Exam scheduled the following week of each semester

Course Description: This class is a preparatory course to familiarize students with the types and styles of writing that could be used in college or professional settings. The focus of the course is to allow students to work step-by-step through the writing process with a certified instructor. This course will also include instruction on ways to improve grammar and mechanics to take your writing to the next level.

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: This course will require online interactions between students and the teacher through Canvas. In an online classroom, the class will meet at the scheduled times to complete assigned work and/or discuss peer compositions. 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.

The instructor will be available through email and Canvas throughout the week and during the scheduled class times.




$467 (one year course)
$40 discount if purchased before
July 1, 2017

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Call (417) 256-4191

Meet the Teacher

Mr. James Turner

James received his B.A. in English and history with a secondary concentration in education from Lyon College. He also holds a M.A. in Education and is working on a Specialist in Principalship. James is a member of the International Literacy Association, Arkansas Reading Association, and White River Reading Association in which he works to promote authentic literacy–reading, writing, and creating–on the international and local scales.

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