Writing Intensive (

Writing Intensive ("How to Write")

Regular price $710.00

Class Description:  Far too many students approach writing the same way the first rider approached a horse—jump on, and hope you go in the right direction and know when to stop! Wouldn’t it be easier to approach writing as a skill that can be learned piece by piece? This course does exactly that, guiding the student through various exercises with a strong focus on academic writing (though the skills can be applied to anything from fiction to poetry). Both the naturally talented student and the most abject word-clunker can expect to learn something to improve their gifts.


Nota Bene: This course is limited to students in grades 9-12. It is a writing course, not an "English" course. Students are expected to have a basic understanding of the mechanics of English grammar. Students in grade 7 & 8 should consider English 1 or 2 for writing instruction and grammar basics). 

Credits: 1 (Elective), Non-honors

Mtg. Days:  TWO days a week

Required Texts:

  • The Art and Mastery of Punctuation, Noah Lukeman

  • The Elements of Style, Strunk and White

  • Studies in Words, C.S. Lewis

  • Wordsmithy, by Douglas Wilson

  • The King James Bible


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