(I received this course for free in exchange for an honest review, and I was compensated for my time.)
Don’t Be Afraid of High School Writing
I have a secret to share. I hate to teach writing. Yep, really. I like when my children are good writers, but I don’t necessarily want to be the one to get them from point A to point B. And (for shame) I tend to neglect the mechanics of writing because of it.
Lily made sure some of those missing mechanics were plugged into my daughter’s writings!
How Essay Rock Star Improve Writing Skills?
Lily’s courses are online and self-paced. Mahayla found her assignments online, wrote them on her computer and uploaded the Word documents to Lily. Within a day or so, she received feedback about things done well and was given clear instruction about how to improve. This step-by-step process of editing and building on the assignments continued until polished final drafts were written.
What Do You Learn in this Homeschool Writing Curriculum?
The Essay Rock Star Online Writing Course covers four types of writing – all of them important for high school students to do well!
- personal statement
- persuasive essay
- textual analysis
- expository essay
Really Cool Parts of this Online Writing Course
For each lesson, Lily gives a bit of video teaching. It’s nice to get to know her this way! She also includes written and audio instructions that detail exactly what is expected for the assignment. The directions are very clearly communicated.
Once you learn your way around the online classroom, it’s very easy to find specific lesson instructions. Also, PDF documents are readily available which teach necessary skills – like how to write a strong introduction or conclusion, editing and proofreading checklists, or making sentence transitions. There are even rubrics of what is expected to be considered a mastered, proficient, competent, or needs improvement writer.
Lily is very positive in her feedback, but doesn’t allow lazy writing. I love that! Do you ever feel like you might not be quite strict enough with your expectations as a homeschool mom? Me, too. It was really good for Mahayla to be accountable to someone else for a change!
Of course, you already guessed that I LOVED not having to teach or evaluate the writing myself, right?
Try an Online Writing Course for FREE!
Fortuigence made a big impact in our homeschool last year. To help you get to know Lily and how well she supports your child in becoming a good writer, she’s offering a short online course to you for FREE! Top Teach: 7 Steps to Gain the Confidence, the Know How and an Easy to Follow Framework to Ensure Your Child Learns to Write Well at Home.
This course is a $79.00 value with a limited time offer, so don’t delay in signing up! As a bonus, you will receive a 20% discount on the Rock Star Essay course upon completion of the free course. How’s that for a no-brainer?
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