Students in this course will be introduced to techniques which are proven to develop excellent academic and creative writing skills.  Using the Institute for Excellence in Writing program, students will work toward mastery of valuable writing skills.  Young people will learn note taking and paragraph writing, narrative summaries, essays and research writing conformed to the MLA format required by most colleges today.  Wrapped into the program is an in-depth review of English grammar including parts of speech, parts of a sentence, sentence diagramming, sentence pattern and agreement.


Suggested grade: 7th/8th

Introduction to Writing