3 Important Reasons Your Teen Needs High School Essay Writing (Even Though They Will Be OFF the SATs)

Your homeschooler needs high school essay writing and here are 2 important reasons why!

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High School Essay WritingIntroduction to Essay Writing

Unless your students are planning to take the SAT test before March 2016, they will not be required to write an essay (the essay is still an optional part of the test). Or even taking or not taking the SAT after the pandemic of 2020 essay writing is important for homeschool high school. 

So, are you thinking that it is no longer important to teach essay-writing to your student? They won’t need it, right?

WRONG! High School Essay Writing is still an important part of your homeschool program.

  1. Essay-writing helps a student to develop logical thinking. Teenagers have lots of opinions, but often defend their case in a weak manner. In essay-writing, they must support their thesis in a way that makes sense, using and developing their logical thinking skills. Beginning with some simple assignments and working their way towards more complex subject manner, they practice defending their opinions (thesis). This is why it is important to start with easy, familiar subjects before tackling more difficult subject matter.
  2. While the College Board has removed mandatory essay writing from the SAT, colleges have not removed it from their courses! Even going beyond English 101, students often take essay tests or write essays as assignments, both in general education courses and required courses for a major. Learning to write exemplary essays in a timely manner will aid your student in attaining success.
  3. Essay writing is the foundation for successful completion of an MLA research paper. This style of research paper is driven by a thesis – the very skill that is taught in essay-writing. Before attempting to defend a thesis over 5-10 (or more) pages, practice defending a thesis over 3-5 paragraphs!

Essay writing in high school does not have to be difficult! We can help.

All of our essay curriculum teaches the basics of essay writing, as well as various forms of essays. Each emphasizes the importance of editing and re-writing until a well-honed product is attained. Rubrics are included to aid the teacher in evaluating the quality of each essay.

Intermediate Guide to Essay Writing

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