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BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE WRITER PROGRAM

Frustrated with evaluating your student’s writing?  Is the answer key you’re using inadequate?  You may be saying to yourself, “ What answer key?”  And, of course, no such key exists because good writing is a combination of structure and art, and effective writers employ both.

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Take the pressure off yourself and let Basic Skills assist your student in learning the fundamentals of expository writing.  Utilizing Frode Jensen’s popular textbook, Format Writing, your student will receive personalized guidance and evaluations through either email correspondence or onsite coaching sessions.

BEGINNER'S COURSE
Becoming an Effective Writer Beginner’s Course is comprised of seven lessons in which the student will learn the fundamentals of writing effective paragraphs. Following the syllabus, your student will study an a assigned section from Format Writing, complete and e-mail a writing assignment to their writing teacher, and receive a grade and written evaluation. The following paragraph formats will be presented: example, classification, definition, process, analogy, cause and effect, and comparison. Typically, students complete one lesson per week, but this pace may be modified at the discretion of the teacher.
  

Cost:
$122.00 for the full beginner course
Required Text: Format Writing by Frode Jensen $27.00 includes shipping and handling
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INTERMEDIATE COURSE
Becoming an Effective Writer Intermediate Course is comprised of eleven lessons in which the student will learn the fundamentals of writing effective essays. Following the syllabus, your student will study an assigned section from Format Writing, complete and email a writing assignment to their writing teacher, and receive a grade and written evaluation. This course begins with learning how to write strong thesis statements that lead to effective introductory, body, and concluding paragraphs. By the conclusion of the course, the student will be able to write seven types of five paragraph essays. Typically, students complete one lesson per week, but this pace may be modified at the discretion of the teacher. High school writing credit is available.

Cost:
$332.00 for the full intermediate course.
Required Text:    Format Writing by Frode Jensen $27.00 includes shipping and handling

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ADVANCED COURSE
Becoming an Effective Writer Advanced Course assists the student in writing two formal papers. These papers will be similar to those often assigned in high school and college courses, following a specific format. The student will learn how to correctly format a formal paper, incorporate research and works cited while using the current MLA standards. This course builds upon the skills learned in the previous two courses. By the conclusion of the advanced course, the student will be able to write a formal research paper and an argument/persuasive essay. Typically, students complete two drafts of each paper, one draft per week, but this pace may be modified at the discretion of the teacher. High school writing credit is available. If all three courses are completed, the student will receive one full unit of high school credit.

Cost:
$175.00 for the full advanced course.
Required Text:    Format Writing by Frode Jensen $27.00 includes shipping and handling

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Format Writing by Frode Jensen

Straight forward and simple to use, Format Writing teaches the basic components of expository writing---content, style, organization, and mechanics. Instruction begins with learning how to write basic paragraphs and progresses to writing five paragraph essays, book reports, business letters, resumes, and major research papers. Appropriate for junior high and high school age students. 160 pages, softcover.

Only available in hard copies: $27.00 (includes shipping and handling)

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