This semester’s writing classes did not meet the minimum number of students, so the classes have been canceled. I am sorry for any inconvenience. May your semester be blessed!
Thursdays at Lapeer Free Methodist Church
11:30-12:20 College Prep Writing+ (gr 9-12)
12:30-1:20 pm Writing Essentials: Informative Writing (gr 7-10)
1:30-2:20 pm Writing is Magic: Creative Writing for Teens (grades 7-12)
Each class is $100 tuition + $10 copy fee = $110 total.
Class fees are NON-refundable even if you drop the class. I do not offer refunds under any circumstances.
Each class will require a copy packet. That fee is $10 and is not included in tuition. Please pay that $10 fee immediately after registering to hold your place.
Classes meet every Thursday at the Lapeer Free Methodist Church, 1621 N. Saginaw St., Lapeer.
UPDATED SCHEDULE: Each class will meet ten times: February 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12, 26, April 9, 16, 23, 30 (Make-up dates, if needed: May 7, 14)
College Prep Writing+ (gr 9-12) 11:30-12:20
This ten week class will elaborate on advanced writing techniques. Students will compose several types of engaging and meaningful essays, including narrative, expository, comparison/contrast, and literary analysis, as well as essays for scholarships and college applications. Writing topics will include strengthening the introduction & conclusion, addressing counter-arguments, evaluating the implications of the issue, and word choice. Additional skills will be targeted to each student’s needs. Important comma rules will also be covered. Students will also learn how to self-evaluate and revise their writing. Additionally, students will learn how to create and deliver a presentation, which is a very common assignment in college classes. There will be homework every week! Note: All students MUST have mastered the five paragraph essay format in order to register for this course.
Writing Essentials: Informative Writing (gr 7-10) 12:30-1:20
Non-fiction writing doesn’t need to be boring or predictable! Over the course of ten weeks, students will learn to write a variety of genres and topics for various purposes, audiences, and objectives.
This set of assignments brings real-world scenarios or skills into non-fiction writing to help students practice summary, listing facts with transitions, explaining significance, objective word choices, and impartially listing options to weigh pros and cons.
-Writing a Summary
-How to Edit Your Own Work
Students will work on many shorter assignments to improve essential writing skills, such as organization, sentence structure, and word choice. Our focus will be to enable students to write practical information confidently, clearly, and effectively. Important comma rules will also be covered. This class is suitable for middle/high school students at all writing levels. There will be homework every week.
Writing is Magic: Creative Writing for Teens (gr 7-12) 1:30-2:20
This ten week course will encourage students to develop creative approaches to writing stories. Students will be asked to workshop, publish, and present their writing. Topics will include inventing beginnings and endings, writing sparking dialogue, developing memorable characters, and more! This class is based on the book Writing Magic by Gail Carson Levine; students may want a copy to refer to, but it is not required. Our class time will be spent discussing practical writing tools and techniques, and then putting them to use. This class will be equally useful and inspirational for the student who loves to write and those who think they have no creative ideas. There will be homework every week.
HOMEWORK WILL BE REQUIRED EVERY WEEK; plan to spend between 2-4 hours on writing homework each week. Note: My classes are taught from a Christian perspective.
Class fees are due two times throughout the semester $50 on February 13 and $50 on March 26. You may also pay the entire fee on the first day of class. IMPORTANT: Once paid, class fees are NON-refundable – even if you drop the class. I do not offer refunds under any circumstances. I will work with you on a payment plan if necessary, but I will rely on you to follow through on your agreement to pay since these classes pay my bills. At least 8 students must enroll to ensure the class will be held. A maximum of 22 students will be accepted. AFTER REGISTERING, please send your $10 copy fee which must be paid ahead to hold your place in class.
Cash, checks, credit card, or paypal accepted.
All costs are included in tuition EXCEPT the $10 copy fee which must be paid immediately after registering online to hold your place in class. Please pay this $10 fee after registering.
Payments may be mailed to PO Box 179, Dryden MI 48428 or pay in person. To pay with credit card or paypal, please contact me for an invoice.