College Essay

“The writer must have a good imagination to begin with, but the imagination has to be muscular, which means it must be exercised in a disciplined way, day in and day out, by writing, failing, succeeding and revising.”
--Stephen King

   Writing an interesting and effective essay can be a challenge; nonetheless, it can also be an intriguing and creative process.  This course focuses on the five-paragraph essay and hones the skills needed to improve a composition.  Thus, the writing practice afforded in this class could enhance SAT English and writing scores.  In addition, the curriculum is designed to impart the necessary skills to write for advanced classes and for college where papers and essay tests are an essential part of the academic experience.

   Students are expected to create a Turnitin.com account and submit all work to the site before handing in a hard copy of assigned papers.

The Little Red Writing Book