Writing 2
Advanced Composition
Tutor: Kim Witthuhn
Email: kimwitthuhn@comcast.net
Length: Full Year Class Period: Thursday, period 3

Description:  Students will experiment with various forms of essay and writing to enhance and improve their writing abilities and critical thinking skills. American literature will be used to develop critical thinking and further explore writing possibilities. Students will write a literary analysis paper, compare/contrast paper, technical writing procedure, and short research paper. Students will prewrite and compose outlines, rough drafts, and final drafts for each of the essay assignments. We will review basic grammar concepts in class focusing on common errors. Additionally, students will provide grammatical and spelling corrections on each of their papers.

Note:  Although Writing 2 is formatted as a year-long class, each semester has its own syllabus and literature selection.  Students need to register separately for each semester.

Tuition note:  Because of the additional time needed to grade students' papers, the base tuition for this class is $210.

Tutor: Kim Witthuhn works as a professional editor and has taught literature, writing, grammar, history, and geography at various homeschool organizations over the last 15 years, including homeschooling her own children. She recently became certified as a career consultant and enjoys helping people discover the unique design God gave them. She is passionate about helping students enjoy learning and knowing God better by studying His Word and the world He created. Mrs. Witthuhn graduated from Concordia University with a BA in English and Social Science Education. She lives in Eden Prairie with her husband and two of her four children and enjoys leading Bible studies, reading and learning, and spending time with family.

Level: Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Writing 1 or tutor approval
Homework: 3-4 hours per week
1st Semester Texts: (to be purchased by parents)

  • My Antonia by Willa Cather
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • A grammar resource (book or online); ask the tutor if you need a recommendation

2nd Semester Texts: (to be purchased by parents)

  • Writing Research Papers by Lesha Myers
  • Our Town by Thorton Wilder
  • Great Short Poems edited by Paul Negree
  • 100 Great Short Stories edited by James Daley
  • A grammar resource (book or online); ask the tutor if you need a recommendation

Supplies: $20 for photocopies