Writing Essentials: It's My Opinion (Thurs. 9:00-10:00 1/16-2/20)
Writing Essentials: It's My Opinion
6 Weeks: January 16, 23, 30 February 6, 13, 20
Location: Mission Viejo Family YMCA
Encouraging students to express their personal opinions is an important part of the learning process. Writing opinion pieces is an excellent way for students not only to express their opinions, but to explore the strength and validity of those opinions. This six week class walks students through the writing process from brainstorming to publishing an opinion composition. Students will learn the parts of an opinion essay, how to connect opinions with reasons, and form strong conclusions. Close editing skills are also practiced.
Students should be able to independently write an 8-sentence paragraph. All assignments are required to be typed in order to make the revision process easier.
Outside Classwork: Varies depending on skill level. Students write and revise each week. Depending on ability level, students should expect to spend approximately 45 - 60 minutes a week.
Instructor: Adrienne Collins & Laurie Weir