DATE CHANGE: I MISREAD THE CALENDAR AND SCHEDULED US TO START A WEEK TOO EARLY. ALL CLASSES NOW START EITHER AUGUST 29 OR AUGUST 30.
WRITING CLASSES END NOV 21 OR 22. BRITISH LITERATURE MEETS NOV 21.
THANKSGIVING BREAK IS NOVEMBER 28. BRITISH LITERATURE ENDS DEC 5.
Fall Classes are full! If you wish to be placed on a waiting list in the unlikely event that a spot will open up, please click on the contact tab above. Thanks!
All classes meet on Thursdays, at Wellspring Church, Awana room, 7300 Smithfield Road, North Richland Hills, 76180. If you have questions about the location, call Donna at 817-891-6036, not the church.
Classes start August 29th — Fall Break October 10th —
Thanksgiving Break November 28th
Writing Class 2.5, Advanced High School Writing (FULL)
9:30-10:30, 12-week course, ends November 21 Tuition = $100.
Course Details: This class is for students who have mastered the basic essay and who are looking for more in depth work on topic development and style. Assignments will venture into the abstract, and students will explore different types of essay structures. Students must have teacher approval before being enrolled. You may submit a recent writing assignment to be considered for the course. Supplies needed: 3-ring binder, paper, pencils and pens, a highlighter, and a thesaurus.
British Literature, Part 1 (FULL)
10:45-12:20, 14-week course, ends December 5th, Tuition = $140
Course description: An exploration of British Literature, starting with Beowulf and going through the Medieval period with The Canterbury Tales and other poetry. Students will read, discuss, and write about the works. Each semester will include at least one exam and one project. This class is suitable for students ages 14 and up. Supplies needed: a 3-ring binder, paper, pencils and pens, a highlighter, a copy of the Barnes and Noble Classics version of both Beowulf and The Canterbury Tales, and various arts and crafts supplies for projects. All poetry will be found online at www.bartleby.com.
Writing 1.75, Intro to and Practice in High School Writing (FULL)
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., 12-week course, ends November 21st Tuition = $120
Course Description: This class runs more like group tutoring than a traditional type of class, with lots of one-on-one help with each assignment. This class is perfect for students ages 14-18 who either have limited experience with writing essays or who are struggling with persistent problems in their writing, whether developmental or structural or technical. The content of the course is similar to Writing 2.0, just at a little slower pace for those students who need more time and instruction to master writing skills. Supplies needed: a 3-ring binder, paper, pens and pencils, a highlighter, and possibly a dictionary and thesaurus.
TO REGISTER FOR ALL CLASSES:
Send either an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the comment form above to signal your intention to register. I ask for a $20 deposit for each student per class to hold your student’s place. That deposit is part of the tuition for the course, not an additional fee, and is refundable up to two weeks before the start of class. Click the registration link above to find mailing and other contact information.
Spring 2014 Preview:
Writing 1.0, 9:30-10:30 (ages 12 – 13)
British Literature, Part 2, 10:45-12:20
Writing 2.0, High School Writing 1:00-2:30
Fall 2014 Preview:
Sabbatical: Donna will be taking the Lavasaurus tour of New Mexico to visit all of the dinosaur and volcanic sites in the state. She may consider doing some online writing instruction but has no plans for formal classes during the fall semester. Classes will resume in the spring of 2015.