High School & College Prep Courses
High School Beginner Courses
High School Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics – HS *This course begins everyday
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.
High School Paragraphs – HSP *This course begins everyday
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.
High School Intermediate Courses
High School Essay Writing – HS1 *This course begins everyday
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.
High School Advanced Courses
Writing Research Papers – HS5 *This course begins everyday
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.
Essay Writing for the SAT – HS2
Note: The new version of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) will no longer require students to complete the essay portion of the exam, however, it will still be needed for application to some colleges and universities. Click here to learn more about the expectations higher-level institutions have for college-bound students related to paragraph and essay writing, writing mechanics, and research paper writing skills.
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. In this course, students have the chance to write essays while being timed just as if they were taking the real test. The teacher works with the students to give them the tools to earn a score of a perfect 6. Acting as a personal online writing tutor, each teacher is certified and serves as a coach, using online writing exercises that recreate the SAT conditions so students become more familiar and comfortable with them.