Writing 2.0 - TestMagic Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, and Grammar
Writing 2.0 is an intensive reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar course for middle school students. The course is geared towards preparing students for the English on the SAT and ACT.
What You'll Learn
Effective writing is the foundation of a good education. We teach this vital skill by addressing several key areas:
To write well, you must first write. A lot. All students write one essay in every class, which is then read, commented on, and corrected by an experienced instructor.
You can't become a great writer without reading the writing of the greats. Each session is designed around a specific work of literature or non-fiction specifically chosen for reading level, appropriateness, and genre. Our curriculum includes such books as John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People, and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, as well as short stories, essays, and articles.
Each session covers carefully chosen grammar topics based on students' actual writing, from common errors in subject-verb agreement to problems with flow, coordination, and awkwardness.
Each book or reading assignment includes a comprehensive vocabulary list of the vocabulary contained in the work assigned. Students are also quizzed on the vocabulary both for homework and in class.
Students are assigned a predictable amount of homework for each session--less than one hour of reading, an online vocabulary quiz on the words contained in the reading, and a short writing assignment.