Academic Writing

This course aims to help students develop strong writing skills by learning to write and revise three essays that are persuasive, argumentative and narrative. Students will learn to write, cite and avoid common mistakes in academic writing. Before starting the writing process, students will also learn how to annotate and take notes to help them write a paper.
Designed for

Students who want to improve on their academic writing skills


High school students

Class format

One-on-one and small group (Max. 7 students/class)

Class introduction

Would you like to better your writing skills while also making some friends along the way? This group class will make sure that you will do better in all your writing assignments in school, while also encouraging group work. We will learn how to write better academically through in-class writing exercises as well as a group workshop!


Class content


  • “How to Write with Style” by Kurt Vonnegut
1Discovering your writing voice
2What is writing “style”?
3How to Create a Successful Outline
4How to write a paragraph from the sentence up
5How to write a successful introduction
6How to write successful body paragraph
8How to write a successful conclusion
9How to edit your writing
10Final group workshop

Students and their parents will receive brief feedback after each class, via Teachworks, regarding the student’s general participation in class. Students will also receive feedback on graded assignments via email. At the end of the course, the student will receive a final report card, which thoroughly speaks to their overall participation in the course, including major assignments.

15 hours of classes, 90 minutes/class
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