The John Locke Essay Competition Prep course has three different sections: Junior, Law, and History tailored to student’s needs. Each session will assist students with writing an essay in response to one question in the list provided by the Institute.
The John Locke Institute encourages young people to cultivate the characteristics of great writers: independent thought, depth of knowledge, clear reasoning, critical analysis, and persuasive style. Students are challenged to explore various questions beyond their school’s curriculum. In 2021, one of our students was successfully shortlisted in John Locke Essay Competition – History category.
This course is designed to help high school students hone their writing skills and prepare for the prestigious John Locke Essay Competition. The competition challenges students to critically think and write a compelling essay on a topic related to philosophy, politics, economics, or law. Throughout this course, students will learn how to analyze and evaluate complex philosophical and political ideas, develop their research and writing skills, and craft a well-supported and well-written argumentative essay.
Our experienced teachers will guide students through brainstorming, researching, outlining, drafting, and revising their essays. They will provide personalized feedback and suggestions to help students improve their writing and critical thinking skills. By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to produce a high-quality essay that meets the John Locke Essay Competition requirements. They will also be better equipped to engage with complex philosophical and political ideas and articulate their thoughts effectively in writing.
- Receive personalized feedback and suggestions to improve their writing and critical thinking skills
- Gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to produce a high-quality essay
- Be better equipped to engage with complex philosophical and political ideas in future academic pursuits.
- Understand and analyze complex philosophical and political ideas
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.
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