I know what you're thinking!
Is my high school student "on track" with writing?
What kinds of essays should my student be doing?
Should we be writing essays or something else?
Should we be doing grammar or composition?
Do I need to outsource? (This is very expensive.)
We've done "all the writing things" but my student's work is just -- meh.
My student says she doesn't "know what to say."
They hate it when I grade their writing!
I hate grading their writing!
Are grades even necessary when it comes to writing?
Should I let them revise for a better grade?
Am I training them to lose their voice and be formulaic?
When do they break free of the five-paragraph essay?
What about plagiarism, cheating, and AI?
Do they have to do a research paper?
Do they have to know MLA, APA, Chicago style?
How do I critique their work without sucking their will to live?
How do I get involved with grading their work without sucking MY will to live?!
I want them to be ready for college. Will they be?
My child is not going to college: How important is writing?
My child is a great writer already. How do I help him or her to keep growing?
Where are we? Where do we need to be? How do we get there?
As a former high school teacher with a 10-year proven track record of helping high school students to grow exponentially as writers, I can answer these questions.
Check out the video for a 4-minute overview and if you want to get started on this class, the first two lectures are free!