Writing 3
Writing and Research
Tutor: Tammy Prichard
Email: tammy.prichard@chatclasses.com
Length: Fall Semester Class Period: Thursday, period 1

Description: College-bound students benefit from writing at least one long research paper. This class will guide students through the process of researching, drafting, revising and finalizing a 15 – 25 page paper. (The length will be determined in collaboration with the students and parents and according to skill and experience.) Along with a written paper, the student will prepare a presentation for the class. This can include a PowerPoint presentation, a demonstration, or a speech. Also included in this class is a review of common problems in grammar, especially those difficult areas that often appear on college entrance exams.

This class is offered in the fall so that students can take it and be aptly prepared to take a PSEO writing class 2nd semester if they so choose.

Distance Learning Option:  Students wishing to attend this class online can join the live class at its regularly scheduled time using the Zoom link provided by the tutor.  Students should register for the class through the online registration form and then contact the tutor by email.

Covid - 19 Contingency Plan - In the event that we are forced to transition to online classes at any point in the school year, this class will continue to be held. 

Tutor: Tammy Prichard is a licensed teacher and has been educating students for over 30 years, both as a homeschooling parent and as a classroom teacher. She has taught classes in both public and private schools and has a passion to see students grow and mature in their handling of literature and the written word. Mrs. Prichard graduated with a B.A. in English from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. She and her family live in Northfield, where her husband is a lawyer and where they have raised their 7 grown children. She also teaches writing part time at Arcadia Charter School in Northfield.

Cost: $240, $250 or $260 (depending on registration date)
Level
: Grades 10-12
Prerequisites: Writing 2 or equivalent
Homework: Homework will include researching, taking notes, composing 1 - 2 outlines, writing 1 - 2 rough drafts and a final draft, and completing grammar-related homework.
Textbook:  There is no required textbook. Students will be able to borrow MLA manuals from the tutor.
Supplies:  Most of the instructional materials will be available online or as handouts that the tutor will supply.