High School Essay Intensive, Second Edition

Description

With content updated in 2016 for SAT®, ACT®, and techniques for writing a college application, this seminar also offers tools and tips for general composition skills.

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This package includes:

5 DVDs (6.5 hours)
Student Handouts
Portable Walls for the Essayist
Statement from The College Board, Creator of the SAT Test: “Our own research involving the test scores of more than 150,000 students admitted to more than 100 colleges and universities shows that, of all the sections of the SAT, the writing section is the most predictive of college success…”

What Are SAT Graders Looking For? Click here to view an example of our methods used in an actual SAT essay.

This class is also available live. Click here to see live seminar locations.

WHAT IS ON EACH DISC?

Part 1A: General Strategies for Essay Writing: Length and Structure

Initial Exercise
A Hurt and Rescue Operation
What is an essay?
Two Questions Writers Need to Ask
Translating Assignment Length to Paragraphs
Types of Paragraph
The TRIAC Paragraph Model
Essay Models
Part 1B: General Strategies for Essay Writing: Invention and Style

Canons of Rhetoric
Invention
Practicing Common Topics of Invention
Practice with TRIAC Outline
Style
Sentence Patterns
Literary Devices: Schemes and Tropes
Practice with Sentence Openers and Figures of Speech
Part 2: Understanding and Preparing for the New ACT® Essay

ACT General Guidelines
The Assignment
Strategies for Planning
Strategies for Writing
Strategies for Proofing
Part 3: Understanding and Preparing for the Redesigned SAT® Essay

General Guidelines
The Assignment
Annotating
Handy Annotation System
Annotating Practice
Strategies for Planning
Strategies for Writing
Using Effective Vocabulary
Strategies for Proofing
Part 4: Strategies for the Personal Essay

General Guidelines
Sample Essay Prompts
Strategies for Planning: Pop out from the Crowd
Strategies for Writing, Editing, and Proofreading
A Not-So-Secret Secret
Final Practice
Concluding Comments
Last Bits of Advice for Life

Do you have additional students using the program? You can purchase the High School Essay Intensive Student Handouts as an e-book or a spiral bound book.

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