English Writing

Comprehension and Creation of Logical Argument in English Essays

Struggle with writing essays well?

Writing papers and essays is important to grades in high school and college as well as the admissions process when applying for college. It is important to build a foundation for writing essays well and be able to build on one's writing skills.

Essay writing is a skill that can be improved with practice and well constructed feedback and instruction. Juliet is great at helping students improve their writing skills to become independent as writers.

Juliet is currently a teacher at SpringLight who has helped to improve the writing skills of all of her students. These improvements have been seen in SAT and ACT score improvement as well as improvement in academic grades.

Essay Writing

Course Description:

In this class, students will first enhance their ability to analyze an author’s argument by learning basic text structures and studying passages from previous SAT and ACT papers. Students will then go on to put their learning into practice, constructing their own arguments in writing. The class will also cover key elements of literature essays such as theme, thematic statement, thesis statement, topic sentences, analysis, synthesis, and conclusions.

The class will address common difficulties with English literature essays. It will also be useful preparation for the SAT, ACT, and for AP English Language and Composition. Selected texts and passages will be short, allowing students more time to refine their skills. The class is designed for high school students, and it is intended to be both instructive and enjoyable.