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Class   Dates   Time   Seats Available   Instructor(s)   Price

Grammar and Essay Composition 2

 2/4 - 5/27 Sun 10 AM - 11:30 AM
 5 David Kazarinoff
 $1,099.00

Perfecting Grammar and Style

 1/27 - 5/12 Sat 5 PM - 7 PM
 2 Jeff Lee
 $1,099.00

Vocabulary Foundation

 2/4 - 5/27 Sun 11:30 AM - 1 PM
 6 David Kazarinoff
 $1,099.00

Grammar Classes


Grammar and Essay Composition 1

 

Grammar and Essay Composition 1 (GEC 1) for grades 6-8 is intended to help students become more grammatical, effective writers. GEC 1 covers grammar fundamentals—including an in-depth look at the eight parts of speech—and builds toward essential strategies for strong sentences, paragraphs, and essays. Students will improve their English writing skills as they compose a personal narrative essay, descriptive essay, expository essay, and argumentative essay, in addition to poetry, short fiction, and responses to texts. Finally, students will practice public speaking by presenting their argument essays. Upon completion of the course, students will have the knowledge and skills for a more detailed analysis of grammar and writing in Grammar and Essay Composition 2.

 

Prerequisites: An intermediate level or higher of English language understanding is required.

 

Grammar and Essay Composition 2

 

Grammar and Essay Composition 2 (GEC 2) for grades 6-8 builds upon the concepts covered in Grammar and Essay Composition 1 to offer a more detailed analysis of grammar conventions and their application for clear expression of ideas. Topics include (a) essay basics, including argumentative and persuasive techniques both written and oral, (b) free-verse poetry, (c) imaginative narratives, (d) collaborative writing, and (e) presentation. At the conclusion of this course, students will possess the grammar and writing skills necessary for focus on the SAT and ACT writing and essay sections discussed in Perfecting Grammar and Style.

 

Prerequisites: Grammar and Essay Composition 1 or the equivalent is strongly recommended.

 

Perfecting Grammar and Style

 

Perfecting Grammar and Style (PGS) for grades 9-12 is a lecture- and workshop-based course that boosts student success on the ACT and SAT essays. PGS incorporates a functional review of grammar and writing before transitioning to timed writing strategies for analytical and argumentative essays. By the end of this course, students should be able to (a) identify functional parts of a sentence and paragraph in order to make conscious decisions about writing style and (b) understand how to write an effective ACT or SAT essay. PGS is an excellent supplement to the Essay Test modules offered in our ACT and SAT Boot Camps.

 

Prerequisites: A basic understanding of English grammar, sentence structure, and idioms is required.

 

Writing Classes


Advanced Critical Reading

 

Advanced Critical Reading (ACR) for grades 9-12 is a rigorous, lecture-based course that equips students with strategies for active reading, critical thinking, and analytical writing. Students will hone their skills as they study Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, “Civil Disobedience” by Henry David Thoreau, and other short fiction and nonfiction readings that are similarly thought-provoking. Lectures, discussions, quizzes, and six essay assignments will encourage students to deeply engage with the course material and writing process. At the end of the course, students will be well-prepared to continue refining their critical reading skills in Reading Level 2.

 

Prerequisites: An advanced level of English language understanding is required.

 

Reading Level 1

 

Reading Level 1 (RL 1) for grades 6-8 is designed to improve a student’s ability to read thoughtfully, analyze important passages and quotes, and speak confidently and intelligently about what he or she has read. RL 1 combines reading grade-level appropriate fiction with Socratic discussions. Students will conduct an in-depth analysis of the works via Study Guide questions and exercises. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with a variety of genres and periods, close reading techniques, and literary terms.

 

Note: Students may repeat this class for continued enrichment because new texts are introduced each semester.

 

Reading Level 2

 

Reading Level 2 (RL 2) for grades 9-10 is designed to improve a student’s ability to read thoughtfully, analyze important passages and quotes, and speak confidently and intelligently about what he/she has read. RL 2 combines reading grade level appropriate fiction with Socratic discussions. Students will conduct an in-depth analysis of the works via Study Guide questions and exercises. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with a variety of genres and periods, close reading techniques, and literary terms.

 

Note: Students may repeat this class for continued enrichment because new texts are introduced each semester.

 

Prerequisites: Advanced Critical Reading or the equivalent is recommended.

 

Vocabulary Classes


Vocabulary Foundations

 

Vocabulary Foundations (VF) for grades 6-8 is designed to efficiently broaden students’ English vocabulary through the study of word structure and origins. Through lectures and exercises, students will explore Latin and Greek roots then move on to learning words through historical meaning, understanding words from their context, and studying words borrowed from other languages. By the end of this course, students should be able to recognize, use, and understand middle school and early high school level vocabulary, and express their thoughts more precisely and vividly.

 

Prerequisites: Students must be able to speak and read English. An English Assessment Test is recommended.

 

Intensive Vocabulary Mastery

 

Intensive Vocabulary Mastery (IVM) for grades 9-12 empowers students to consciously increase, remember, and use sophisticated vocabulary words that often appear on the ACT and SAT, as well as in college-level texts. Students will learn how to (1) read words in context critically (2) use a variety of proven techniques to discern and remember new vocabulary words, (3) understand common Greek and Latin roots, and (4) use an expanded vocabulary in conversation and writing.

 

Prerequisites: Students must be able to speak and read high school English at a proficient level.

 

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