Introductory Guide to High School Essay Writing
Essay writing in high school provides a solid basis for homeschoolers in critical thinking, research writing, persuasive speech and so much more!
Homeschooling high schoolers must have great essay-writing skills. They need to be able to comfortably crank out essays to be prepared for college (and college entrance).
Introductory Guide to High School Essay Writing, by Marilyn Groop, is a 10-week, 61-page downloadable e-curriculum to help your inexperienced writer learn the fundamentals of writing a cohesive essay.
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.
Topics in Introductory Guide to High School Essay Writing include:
- Basic essay format
- Developing each part of the essay (introduction, body, conclusion)
- Persuasive essays
- Compare/contrast essays
- Literature analysis
- SAT essays
- Editing checklist
- Avoiding sentence fragments
- Answer key (with 3 rubrics)
While built on the skills learned in the Middle School Essay Writing Guide, it is not necessary to have worked on that guide in order have success in this course.
Give your homeschooling high schooler the essay writing skills he/she needs with this important guide.
Click here to view an excerpt from Introductory Guide to High School Essay Writing.
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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; Introductory 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!!”
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