Beginning Persuasive Writing 1 & 2
with Teacher Brooksie
- Starts Jan 10, 2024Starts Jan 10, 2024
- 95 US dollars$95
- Online Classroom
Students will be introduced to the foundations of persuasive writing: supporting a claim with reasons and a variety of examples, considering the audience, and addressing the counterargument. Using these concepts, students will also review main aspects of academic writing, focusing on effective introductions, sound thesis statements, strong topic sentences, appropriate elaboration, and successful conclusions. Special attention will be given to grammar issues regarding the comma with a focus on increasing sentence variety with compound and complex sentence structures. Students will gain confidence in self-editing and revising for both content and clarity. Students will learn to analyze two differing entities with accuracy and critical thinking. Using this analysis, students will be introduced to a variety of graphic organizers with which they will arrange the information. Students will also explore a variety of concepts including brainstorming, outlining, hooking the reader, selecting and developing main points, creating a meaningful conclusion, and revising and editing strategies. Age Suggestion: 12+ Main Course Sequence: follows Comparative Writing; precedes Paragraph; many students take two sessions of this course Time Required: Approximately 3-4 hours per week, plus 1-hour weekly online class time.