Instructor

Ms. Jennise Conley

Neuroeducational Specialist/Secondary Instructor

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Overview

Objectives

By the end of this course, you should be able to

  • understand the importance of writing as a practical skill.
  • understand the differences between and similarities among three types of essays: argument, analysis, and descriptive.
  • know the components of a five-paragraph essay.
  • be able to complete all the necessary steps in writing a five-paragraph essay, including picking a topic, brainstorming, outlining, writing, and revising.
  • have completed 1-3 essays about topics of your choice.

Course content

  • Introduction

  • Lesson 1: Brainstorming and Research Questions

  • Lesson 1 Reading: Making a Storm in Your Brain

  • Lesson 2: Preliminary Research

  • Lesson 2 Reading: A+ Searching

  • Lesson 3: Preliminary Research: Evaluating Sources

  • Lesson 3 Reading: The Untrustworthy Internets

  • Lesson 4: Developing a Thesis Statement

  • Lesson 4 Reading: What they Look Like and Where to Find Them

  • Lesson 5: Research Gets Serious: Organizing Information

  • Lesson 5 Reading: How to Win Friends and Organize Research

  • Lesson 6: Citations and Plagiarism

  • Lesson 6 Reading: The Nuts and Bolts of Citing Sources

  • Lesson 7: Outlining a Paper

  • Lesson 7 Reading: Making a Pretty Outline

  • Lesson 8: The Writing Process

  • Lesson 8 Reading: How to Make Writing Less Painful

  • Lesson 9: Editing and Revising

  • Lesson 9 Reading: The Twelve Step Plan to Rock-Solid Editing

  • Aligned Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards

  • Course Evaluation

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