Writing 3
Research and Writing
Tutor: Kim Witthuhn
Email: kimwitthuhn@comcast.net
Length: Full Year Class Period: Wednesday, period 2

Description: The goal of this class is to help students write effective research papers using a process approach. Students will identify and apply the elements of research writing: writing thesis statements, outlining, thorough documentation, proper citing, and correct form. Proper research methods and techniques will be covered in depth while students examine and refine the weaknesses in their writing. Assignments will include weekly benchmark assignments regarding the process with an end result of a significant research paper that is 10 - 20 pages in length along with a presentation to the class.

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
Prerequisites: Writing 1 and 2 or tutor approval
Homework: approximately 3 - 4 hours per week
The tutor will have writing handbooks for the students to use.
Supplies: $20 for copies