For ten years I taught high school literature and composition at classical schools. I noticed something: Even the 9th grade students who had studied writing in the past did not know how to write a high school level essay, at least not one that would meet my (admittedly high) standards!
This presented a problem: I did not have the time, in literature classes especially, to teach them how to write. Yet how could I grade them on skills they didn't have? I certainly wasn't going to lower the bar! So I had to find a way to get my students up to speed, quickly. An early version of this course was born.
This course teaches students what a high school essay is, how to write one, and what pitfalls to avoid.
My colleagues told me that they could easily identify which students had been through my literature classes because they were the best writers. One administrator told me that I was the best writing instructor their school had ever had!
I loved setting up my students for success in high school and beyond. I can help you to do the same for yours!