At last: Give career-preparation professional writing skills to homeschool teens!
Give Career-Preparation Professional Writing Skills to Homeschool Teens
One of the hats I (Vicki) wear professionally is Career Coach. I often serve young people starting out in the workforce, so I get to know their fears and needs. One of the more frequent complaints they have is not knowing how to do business writing!
We homeschool parents prepare our kids for many of the writing projects they will face in college by giving them a strong Language Arts writing component. Our teens graduate with confidence in writing:
- Research papers
- Short stories
But often we feel ill-equipped to teach our homeschool high schoolers the professional-writing skills they will need in many work settings.
7Sisters’ Sabrina Justison has been teaching our local homeschool high schoolers about professional writing skills. Now, her user-friendly, no-busywork writing guide is ready to share!
7Sisters’ High School Guide to Professional Writing equips senior-year students (or other accomplished high school writers) for 11 types of writing commonly applied in workplace or community scenarios.
High School Guide to Professional Writing offers 13 weeks of instruction in a step-by-step, conversational style that reassures students that this schoolwork will be of use to them in REAL LIFE after graduation.
The 11 Types of Writing covered in High School Guide to Professional Writing:
- Writing a Business Letter
- Writing a Letter of Complaint
- Writing an Organizational Newsletter (2 weeks recommended for this lesson)
- Taking and Formatting Meeting Minutes
- Writing Advertising Copy and Press Releases
- Writing a Product Review
- Writing a Book Review
- Writing a Set of How-To Instructions
- Writing a Professional Bio
- Writing an Expository Speech (2 weeks recommended for this lesson)
- Writing a Project Proposal and Abstract
Rubrics are included for grading each assignment.
Download High School Guide to Professional Writing for your homeschool teens and give them good career-preparation.