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Join Part Two of this top-level college-prep writing course and learn how to master advanced argumentative writing and the skills needed to craft research papers. Includes style guide knowledge, how to research, and the upper-level rhetoric required for college writing success.
Total classes: 10
Prerequisite: Students are required to have registered for Advanced Rhetoric & Writing 1: Rhetoric, Figures of Speech, Essays, & Papers (HS 12-1). Alternative to prerequisite: a passing assessment from the Aquinas Writing Advantage Assessment service, https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/writing-evaluations.
Suggested grade level: 10th to 12th grade, as long as the student has the required prerequisites.
Suggested credit: One full semester Advanced Writing or English
This course covers all of the advanced research and writing methods for argumentative research writing that you will need for college writing, including how to craft an advanced research paper and understand style guides (APA, CMS/Turabian, MLA, and AP). Students write an advanced argumentative research paper with a full bibliography and footnotes during the course. If you are college-bound and want to be completely prepared for college writing, this course is a must-have!
Class 1: What is research writing?
Class 2: Advanced research methods
Class 3: Style guides and citations
Class 4: Creating a bibliography
Class 5: Creating your outline and thesis
Class 6: Prewriting
Class 7: Outline with rough-cut proofs
Class 8: The rough draft
Class 9: Revising and editing
Class 10: Final drafts
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Microsoft Word or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required. If you do not own Microsoft Word, you can use a system such as Google Docs that converts to Word documents FREE.
Homework: Students will have weekly writing assignments and direct feedback from the instructor, with an estimated four to five hours per week for homework (outside of class time) that includes researching, reading, writing, and responding to feedback.