Composition (9-12th Grades – Spring)


(One-semester course – Spring)

9-12th Grades

Course with grading and suggestions:
$130 (each semester)

Content without teacher grading
$75 (each semester)

January 13th – May 1st, 2020
Spring Break April 9-15th

This course will introduce students to the academic writing needed for high school and beyond. Students will practice writing as a multi-stage process, including drafting, revising and editing. They will employ research techniques to write a descriptive essay, persuasive essay, expository essay, and business communications. Students will also learn to write an effective college entrance essay. Students will review relevant texts, as well as principles of grammar, mechanics, and style. This course will meet within the Sociology Learning Management System; course code and directions will be sent upon registration.

Required Resources: Students must have access to the internet and email.

Expectation: Three to five hours of work and instruction each week.  One to two discussion boards a week. Students will be expected to make one substantial post and comment on at least two of their peer’s posts. There will be reading assignments and writing each week.

The online classroom will consist of assignments, articles, discussions, writing workshops, informative videos, and video lectures created by the teacher.


headshotJennifer Grybowski has been a writer and editor for 20 years and has published more than 4,000 articles. She was a writer for Tampa Bay Metro Magazine, managing editor of the Community Advocate newspaper, writer and editor for Turley Publications, copyeditor and proofreader for the New England Antiques Journal, and chief writer at Worcester Marketing Services. She was a critique group leader affiliated with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for five years. She has a B.A. in Communications from the University of Tampa and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University.

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