Writing and Research
Tutor: Kim Witthuhn
|Length: Full Year||Class Period: Thursday, period 3|
Description: Students will learn to write college-level essays and hone advanced stylistic devices by writing a personal essay suitable for college admissions, a cause and effect essay, a newspaper editorial, and a 8-10 page research paper. Students will prewrite and compose outlines, rough drafts, and final drafts for each of the essay assignments. English literature and writing in a journal will be used to develop critical thinking skills. We will also 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 3 is formatted as a year-long class, each semester has its own syllabus and literature selection. Students need to register separately for each semester.
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.
Cost: $240 first
semester, $235 second semester
1st Semester Texts: (to be purchased by parents)
2nd Semester Texts: (to be purchased by parents)
Supplies: A journal for each student will be provided. Students should have access to grammar resource (book or online); ask the tutor if you need a recommendation.