Prepare to Launch: Writing Skills for Dual Enrollment & College

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Prep for College Success or dual enrollment! As students develop strong writing skills, they’ll become more efficient writers and complete homework faster. Good grades and completing homework quickly? It’s a win-win!

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Hey college-bound students!

I was speaking with a group of college students and this is what one collegiate learner said, “The only assignments we have are essays and exams. I’ve written 40 essays in 2 years!”

Does that stress you out? Don’t let it! Are you worried about writing college essays and papers? Don’t be! We will get you ready and will teach you the skills needed to succeed. With practice, you can improve your writing skills and get the grades you want.

In this course, we’ll focus on developing the essential writing skills you need to excel in college. In our live sessions, we will give you the chance to connect with your instructor and classmates, ask questions, and get the support you need to succeed. Our explicit teaching methods take the mystery out of how to write well, and you’ll receive personalized feedback throughout the week to help you grow as a writer and learn how to revise your work to make it even better.

A summer writing class may not sound super exciting and fun. And let’s be real, nobody has ever said to us, “I LOVE writing essays.” We know. But, if you get good at it, if you get fast at it, you buy back leisure time with your newfound buddies on campus. Are you ready? We can’t wait to help you on this journey.

Here’s what you’ll learn. This is a weekly subscription, so you can pop in and out as you like:

  • Developing a strong thesis statement that guides your writing and supports your argument in informational essays.
  • Developing a strong thesis statement that guides your writing and supports your argument in informational essays.
  • Outlining and organizing your ideas effectively to create a cohesive and logical essay structure.
  • Using strong evidence to support your claims and arguments.
  • Recognizing and using rhetorical devices.
  • Understanding and tackling long writing and assignment prompts.
  • Using varied sentence structures to add variety and interest to your writing.
  • Incorporating sources effectively to add credibility to your writing while properly citing those sources. We will also cover bibliographies, annotated bibliographies, and works cited pages.
  • Writing effective introductions and conclusions summarizing your argument and leaving a lasting impression on the reader.
  • Incorporating literary devices, such as imagery and metaphor, to enhance the impact of your writing.
  • Developing effective research and note-taking skills to gather and organize information for your writing.
  • What about ChapGPT? Get the low-down.
  • Revising and editing your writing to improve clarity, coherence, and effectiveness.

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Our mission is to equip the minds and shepherd the hearts of learners. We want them to have saving faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and then to develop a biblical worldview. This means they view their world, themselves, and God in a way that aligns with what the Bible teaches. This brings great peace and understanding to the believer because we serve a good God who is sovereign.

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Check the offerings of this course on Outschool. Courses on Outschool are secular.

The Lemons-Aid Way: Our Approach to Teaching and Learning is Explicit!

Explicit teaching is a method of instruction students desperately need! It is the opposite of a constructivist philosophy whereby students try to construct meaning themselves.

Well…

Instead of leaving students to magically figure out how to write an essay or read or do a geometry proof, we teach explicitly, which is backed by a large body of evidence, and it’s how Mrs. Lemons teaches her undergraduate and graduate teacher candidates in college to teach! We do it this way because it’s how kids learn.

Explicit instruction is “a structured, systematic, and effective methodology for teaching academic skills. It is called explicit because it is an unambiguous and direct approach to teaching that includes both instructional design and delivery procedures. Explicit instruction is characterized by a series of supports or scaffolds, whereby students are guided through the learning process with clear statements about the purpose and rationale for learning the new skill, clear explanations and demonstrations of the instructional target, and supported practice with feedback until independent mastery has been achieved.”
-Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching by Anita L. Archer and Charles A. Hughes.

Anita Archer trained Mrs. Lemons in workshops, and it changed her teaching. Read a little more about the research behind explicit teaching here and here.


To read more about your teaching and learning methods, read Mrs. Lemons’ blog.

We have adopted The Master’s Seminary Doctrinal Statement.

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