High School 4, Annual

This thirty-two week class includes a timed essay, a research paper and the content of WriteAtHome’s Literary Analysis Workshop. The class is ideal for the collegebound student. The first semester includes a variety of writing assignments that cover all four major modes of writing: narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive. The second semester of the course focuses on the two kinds of writing that are most important at the college level: research papers and formal literary essays.

Course Objectives 

Students who complete the course will be able to…

  • write for a variety of purposes, including narration, description, exposition, and persuasion.

  • craft a formal research paper, including establishing a thesis, finding and evaluating sources, note-taking, outlining, drafting, and revising.

  • properly cite sources according to MLA standards.

  • defend an opinion using structured, rational argumentation.

  • analyze a work of literature and communicate an opinion in a formal literary essay.

  • engage the writing process by employing the following five steps in composing every paper: prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, publishing.

  • demonstrate comprehension of basic mechanics rules in their writing.

  • demonstrate proficiency at writing under time constraints.

  • improve their writing across a wide range of broad evaluative areas, including content, style and form.