Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 60: Essay Writing: What, When, How

This week on The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 60: Essay Writing: What When How. This post is running concurrently on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 60 Essay Writing: What, When, How

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 60: Essay Writing: What, When, How

Essays can be SOOOOO boring and intimidating to highschoolers? Nevertheless, they must be done!

What is a good homeschool highschool essay? What are teens expected to produce? What will they use this writing for after graduation?

There are several kinds of essays. When should they write each kind of essay?

How can your homeschool highschoolers turn out a good essay?

Introduction to Essay Writing

The answer to these and more are part of the fun (yes, fun) this week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 60: Essay Writing: What, When, How?

Join Sabrina, Vicki and Marilyn (Kym’s on sabbatical) for practical, fun and useful tips! While you’re at it, download our no-busywork, success-oriented, user-friendly  e-workbooks on essay writing!

Writing essays is a life skill!

For example your daughter might write an essay to everyone on how she wants her wedding to happen. Because there is not one right way to homeschool or plan a wedding!

Remember: You have to support the thesis statement!

What is a thesis? It’s a statement or opinion. It’s a way of thinking to help you communicate.

There are many different kinds of essays. It’s a great way for teens to begin to understand the different sides in an argumentative essay.

Our goal is for teens to hone their writing skills by the time they are seniors.

We want our teens to understand the whole process of writing that includes the rewrite and edits.

Go ahead and take a look at our essay writing guides to see if they are a good fit for your homeschool. BTW- All 7Sisters essay writing guides include writing prompts, but here are some more prompts that might be relevant to your teens.

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Vicki Tillman

Blogger, curriculum developer at, counselor, life and career coach, SYMBIS guide, speaker, prayer person. 20+year veteran homeschool mom.

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