Essay Writing (2nd edition)
High School essay writing is a critical part of a teen’s academic experience, but for many students the process is frustrating. It doesn’t need to be!
High school students can write essays using a no-busywork curriculum that encourages critical thinking, creativity, and persuasive argument, and have FUN writing essays!
Great essay-writing skills can give homeschooling high schoolers great tools for life after high school. A Christian teen (whether headed to college or not) will benefit in knowing how to capture his/her thoughts, stay on topic, and express ideas powerfully. College bound homeschoolers need strong essay writing skills in order to present well on the SATs, ACTs, and college admission essays.
Intermediate Guide to High School Essay Writing, by Marilyn Groop, is a 10-week, curriculum to help your writer (who has some essay-writing experience) learn the fundamentals of writing a cohesive essay and edit it well.
- Persuasive essays
- Compare/contrast essays
- Literary analysis
- Editorial/letter to the editor
- Essay Tests
The downloadable pdf e-text also includes sample rubrics and editing checklists.
Presented in a user-friendly format, this guide is designed for independent learning or for use in learning co-ops. Packed with practical information, it includes NO busywork.
Even reluctant writers can build a strong skill set for essay-writing with a curriculum that breaks the process into manageable steps and doesn’t waste their time with busywork. The logical thinking process behind a well-written essay is not intuitive to most kids; Intermediate Guide to High School Essay Writing presents the process in a friendly, conversational style that wins over even a student who says, “I don’t know what to write!!”
Click here to view an excerpt from Intermediate Guide to High School Essay Writing.
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What are homeschool parents saying about 7Sisters Writing Curriculum?
“The language arts writing program has helped our two reluctant writers succeed in their writing. The intermediate essay writing curriculum broke down the steps so that even my student who has never felt successful in writing, and avoids it at all cost, was able to write several papers without the panic that he used to experience. It worked well for our “writer” as well. He felt that it was challenging enough that he could grow in his writing skills without being repetitive or boring. Our daughter said that “I finally can write without fear.” They are now able to write high school level papers in all of their courses. They all said that they do not want to use any other writing curriculum ever again! Research writing, here we come!” – Adell C.
My daughter is a graduating senior who is dyslexic and dysgraphic so she finds essays very intimidating. We have struggled to find the balance between instruction that will prepare her for college and instruction that meets her where her ability level is. We have found your high school essay writing guide fits the bill for her. The assignments are broken down into easy to understand pieces and we can go as slowly or as quickly as she feels comfortable with. Also the fact that it is mostly independent work for her makes her happy because she wants less and less “mom input.” – Amber V.
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