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SAT Essay Writing Course
“I gained a lot from Time4Writing. With the help of my incredible teacher, I have brought my writing to an entirely new level.”
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“The SAT Essay Writing course gave my son confidence he didn't have the first time he took the exam. What a difference!”
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“My daughter is happily writing for the first time! She really enjoys the feedback and finally believes that she is a good writer!”
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“My son's favorite part of the class was the feedback. He LOVED having someone besides Mom give him input on his work.”
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“I gained a lot from Time4Writing. With the help of my incredible teacher, I have brought my writing to an entirely new level.”

How Do I Know Which Writing Course to Choose?

Time4Writing has courses for elementary, middle, and high school students. For each group, three levels of courses are available: basic, intermediate, and advanced. If you are uncertain about which course is right for your child, view the examples in the center column. These reflect common writing errors. If you recognize one that looks like your child’s writing, view the suggested courses on the right to find the most appropriate course for your child.

If, after looking at our placement chart, you are still unsure, remember that:

  • you can include a note during registration in the “comments to the teacher” box
  • you can switch courses at no charge any time during the first 2 weeks


Writing Challenges View Examples View Suggested Courses
Capitalizing Proper Nouns View Examples Suggested Course
Sentence Fragments View Examples Suggested Course
Run-on Sentences View Examples Suggested Course
Subject-Verb Agreement View Examples Suggested Course
Plural Nouns View Examples Suggested Course
Plurals & Possesives View Examples Suggested Course
End Punctuation View Examples Suggested Course
Forming Compound Sentences View Examples Suggested Course
Punctuating Compound Sentences View Examples Suggested Course
Using Commas in a Series View Examples Suggested Course
Paragraph Structure View Examples Suggested Course
Sentence Variety View Examples Suggested Course
Paragraph Focus View Examples Suggested Course


Writing Approaches View Examples View Suggested Courses
Essay Focus and Finding a Thesis View Examples Suggested Course
Essay Planning View Examples Suggested Course
Finding Essay Voice View Examples Suggested Course
Descriptive Writing in Narratives View Examples Suggested Course
Ready to Branch Out to a Variety of Writing Styles View Examples Suggested Course


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Written Incorrectly: joey smith, january, new york

Written Correctly: Joey Smith, January, New York
Written Incorrectly: Susan needs a new.

Written Correctly: Susan needs a new dress for the party.
Written Incorrectly: Susan runs every day to school to see her friends talking in the morning on the basketball court all about other friends and homework clothes at the mall.

Written Correctly: Susan runs every day to school so she can see her friends talking in the morning on the basketball court. They talk about other friends, homework, clothes at the mall, and dancing in the gym. Teachers get angry when they don’t get in class on time because they are still talking outside.
Written Incorrectly: David run every day.

Written Correctly: David runs every day.
Written Incorrectly: The boy’s all love to play. The berry’s are ripe. Bushs are being planted in the garden.

Written Correctly: The boys all love to play. The berries are ripe. Bushes are being planted in the garden.
Written Incorrectly: The childrens’ toys were donated by the charity group. My parent’s wedding photo is a beautiful remembrance.

Written Correctly: The children’s toys were donated by the charity group. My parents’ wedding photo is a beautiful remembrance.
Written Incorrectly: Where are you. Watch out?

Written Correctly: Where are you? Watch out!
Written Incorrectly: Tommy is a great student Billy doesn’t do well in school.

Written Correctly: Tommy is a great student, but Billy doesn’t do well in school.
Written Incorrectly: Tommy is a poor student, and doesn’t care.

Written Correctly: Tommy is a poor student and doesn’t care about school.
Written Incorrectly: Tommy is tall has brown hair has blue eyes and has freckles.

Written Correctly: Tommy is tall, has brown hair, has blue eyes, and has freckles.
Written Incorrectly: I love playing. Dolls are cute. It is fun.

Written Correctly: I love playing with a variety of games and toys. Dolls are cute. Stuffed animals are cuddly. When I have a friend visit, board games are enjoyable as well. There are many things that are fun for me
Written Incorrectly: Dolls are fun. They are cute. They are good. They are sweet.

Written Correctly: It is amazing how enjoyable and educational dolls can be. They come in all shapes and sizes. From pocket-size to life-size, they can be great to dress. Dolls can even teach you how to tie a bow or button a shirt. They are great toys.
Written Incorrectly: I love dolls and video games and coloring books. All fun!

Written Correctly: There are many leisure activities I enjoy. Video games can be a challenge that I love to attempt. I find painting and coloring relaxing. Even rearranging and admiring my doll coleection can be fun. With all of these things to do, I am rarely bored.
Example: Your child goes off on tangents when asked to write about a specific topic.
Example: Your child has problems getting started when given an essay topic.
Example: Your child has a hard time deciding upon a point of view.
Example: Writing descriptively using a variety of verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and figurative language.
Example: Your child has mastered the basic expository and narrative essay without any grammatical or usage errors.
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Elementary: Grammar
Middle School: Basic Mechanics
High School: Grammar Usage and Mechanics
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Elementary: Grammar
Middle School: Basic Mechanics
High School: Grammar Usage and Mechanics
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Elementary: Grammar
Middle School: Basic Mechanics
High School: Grammar Usage and Mechanics
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Elementary: Sentence Structure
Middle School: Basic Mechanics
High School: Grammar Usage and Mechanics
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Elementary: Sentence Structure
Middle School: Basic Mechanics
High School: Grammar Usage and Mechanics
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Elementary: Sentence Structure
Middle School: Basic Mechanics
High School: Grammar Usage and Mechanics
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Elementary: Sentence Structure
Middle School: Writing Enhancement
High School: Grammar Usage and Mechanics
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Elementary: Sentence Structure
Middle School: Writing Enhancement
High School: Grammar Usage and Mechanics
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Elementary: Sentence Structure
Middle School: Writing Enhancement
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Elementary: Sentence Structure
Middle School: Writing Enhancement
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Elementary: Paragraph Writing
Middle School: Paragraph Writing
High School: Paragraph Writing
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Elementary: Paragraph Writing
Middle School: Paragraph Writing
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Elementary: Paragraph Writing
Middle School: Paragraph Writing
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Elementary: Essay Writing
Middle School: Essay Writing
High School: Grammar Usage and Mechanics
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Elementary: Essay Writing
Middle School: Essay Writing
High School: Essay Writing
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Middle School: Essay Writing
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Elementary: Essay Writing
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Middle School: Advanced Essay
High School: SAT Essay Writing

ES – Elementary School Grammar These courses begin every day.

This course has been created for the youngest eager writers, starting at 2nd grade.

During the Grammar pre-sentence course, students are introduced to the parts of speech, end punctuation, subject and predicates, commas, quotation marks, and punctuation of titles. Students also learn to recognize basic capitalization rules and use proofreading strategies. Acting as an online writing tutor, a certified teacher instills these foundational principles to students through engaging exercises and encouraging feedback.

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ES1 – Elementary School Sentences These courses begin every day.

Students learn to write and revise their own complete sentences with descriptive details. Gaining knowledge about the four sentence types, as well as subject-verb agreement, students write sentences correctly and with confidence. Through online tutoring by a certified teacher, classroom and homeschooled students alike improve their writing skills as they learn to construct clear and grammatically correct sentences.

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ES2 – Elementary School Paragraphs These courses begin every day.

Students learn the parts of a paragraph, as well as how to put them together to make a perfect paragraph. Learning to write different types of paragraphs and learning to write in chronological order, students come away ready to start learning about essay writing. A certified teacher, acting as an online writing tutor, will present creative writing ideas and instruction allowing both traditional students and homeschoolers to build a strong foundation for essay writing.

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ES3 – Elementary School Essays These courses begin every day.

This course introduces elementary students to longer forms of writing. It prepares students for essay writing by engaging them in the process of writing various types of paragraphs such as expository, persuasive, and narrative. The culminating activity of the course is writing a five paragraph narrative essay. Each student works one-on-one with a certified teacher, who acts as an online writing tutor providing personalized feedback, guidance, and assistance.

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MS – Middle School Basic Writing Mechanics These courses begin every day.

This eight-week course is the first of two courses focusing on “boosting the basics” at the middle school level. Basic Writing Mechanics allows students to strengthen their foundation writing skills. The course teaches the fundamentals of writing such as sentences vs. fragments, subjects and predicates, subject-verb agreement, and capitalization. Students receive feedback and guidance from a certified teacher who, acting as an online writing tutor, helps students reinforce the writing skills they began to learn in Elementary School.

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MS – Middle School Writing Enhancement These courses begin every day.

This eight-week course is the second of two courses focusing on “boosting the basics” at the middle school level. Middle School Writing Enhancement emphasizes the technical parts of writing, such as comma and semi-colon placement, compound sentences, words often confused, and capitalization. These are the areas in which many good, young writers who have creative talent often need reinforcement. A creative writing tutor provides writing tutorials that allowing mainstreamed and homeschooled students alike to strengthen these important writing skills.

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MS1 – Middle School Paragraphs These courses begin every day.

Students work on developing clear and precisely written paragraphs on a variety of topics. They create topic sentences, details, and closing sentences. Students also practice writing for different effects by working on expository, narrative, and descriptive paragraphs. An online writing tutor provides writing tutorial help to help students master these basic building blocks of writing — paragraphs.

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MS2 – Middle School Essay These courses begin every day.

Students learn the structure for writing narrative and expository essays. With fun writing assignments such as “Please describe the most disgusting meal that you’ve ever eaten,” this course will strengthen your student’s ability to write a well-structured effective essay. Writing help provided by a certified teacher ensures that students develop informative and creative writing skills so that they come to express complex ideas clearly.

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MS3 – Middle School Advanced Essay These courses begin every day.

Writing Today-The Advanced Essay helps students find their voice and produce essays that match style and media. Students can get confused since they write one way for standardized tests, a different way for school essays, and yet another way when they are chatting with their friends. This online tutorial course allows students to learn which type of writing suits the occasion thanks to an online writing tutor who provides practice through creative writing exercises.

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HS – High School Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics These courses begin every day.

This course focuses on reinforcing writing fundamentals at the high school level, including sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization, subject-verb agreement, paragraph structure, self-editing, and proofreading. High School Mechanics allows students to strengthen their foundational writing skills at a level that recognizes their maturity. The course teaches the basic building blocks of writing: the parts and different types of sentences as well as the structure of a paragraph. The student’s online writing tutor guides the student toward polishing existing skills, while refreshing and reinforcing the basics through writing homework help.

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HSp – High School Paragraphs These courses begin every day.

This eight-week course focuses on the fundamental unit of essays and reports: the paragraph. Students will learn the parts of the paragraph (topic, supporting, and concluding sentences) and the types of paragraphs (narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive). Through guided online writing ideas, a tutor provides writing homework help that increases the students’ skill in using this foundational unit of composition.

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HS1 – High School Essay Writing These courses begin every day.

The Essay Writing course explores the essay writing process from the pre-writing stage to the revision stage. Students work weekly practicing and mastering each step of the writing process before moving on to the next step. This course prepares students for writing essays for school assignments. Students work with an online writing tutor who guides them through every step, providing online writing homework to ensure their mastery of this important writing form..

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HS2 – Essay Writing for the SAT These courses begin every day.

Time4Writing’s Essay Writing for the SAT is designed for students who want to strengthen their essay writing skills so that they can achieve higher SAT scores. The course was created and written by English teachers who have also been official scorers for the SAT Essay. Students, therefore, are given tools and tips from experienced educators who have been “in the trenches.” The students work on budgeting their time, developing a strong thesis, using solid examples, and editing their writing all within the limited amount of time they are given during the actual SAT exam.

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HS5 – Writing Research Papers These courses begin every day.

The High School Research Writing Course will explore the research process from the prewriting stage to the revision stage. Students will plan and develop one research report, practicing and mastering each step of the research process before moving on to the next step. At the end of the class, students will be able to plan, develop, draft, and revise a research paper with parenthetical citations and Works Cited page, all utilizing MLA style.

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These courses begin every day. Courses begin daily and are backed by a 14-day money-back guarantee.