Writing for Upper High School and College (English 4/5/6 Writing Prep)
This summer course is ideal for students headed to TPS English 4/5/6 Advanced Composition or TPS English 5/6 College Composition. It is also great preparation for the writing in TPS English 4/5/6 and College Literature and Composition courses. The course is also a good entry point for those who are new to TPS upper-level composition and literature courses and are seeking a composition emphasis. Students will study effective beginnings and endings, rhetorical strategies, systematic organization, purposeful word choice, writing for an audience, and even how to write for a specific medium. We will also examine professional pieces of writing and conduct regular peer reviews. This course can help take a student’s writing from basic, good, and adequate, to great and impacting. After taking this course, students should be comfortable with the overall writing process, and be able to focus on the specific writing styles of subsequent composition courses.
Note: This course provides weekly practice, evaluation and feedback in writing skills related to the level of the course. The course is valuable for strengthening foundational skills to smooth out rough patches from the prior school year or give a head start for the next school year. Individual assignments receive feedback and a grade, but the course has no final grade or credit. The course is not a prerequisite for and does not provide placement approval for any TPS course.
Relaxed: TPS Summer classes are relaxed in attendance and assignments are optional. Enjoy your summer break while preparing for the next school year.