College Writing students will prepare for the level of writing expected in college courses by elevating their level of rhetoric, syntax, and analysis; practicing the essay portion of the SAT; and understanding the college application essay. Students will learn to improve their writing through planning, pre-writing, writing a first draft, proofreading, editing, revising, and publishing a final draft.
This 3-week semester course is offered for first time credit, for credit grade replacement, or for non-credit enrichment in preparation for taking the course in the future. Please check with your school regarding credit from outside institutions.
Apostolia Papadopoulos has been teaching for over 25 years. She graduated from NYU with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Arts in International Education. From the early 90s to currently, her professional interests include World History, US History, Economics, Research Skills. World Languages, and Project-Based Learning. Lia started her teaching career in NYC, where she taught a diverse group of students in junior high and high school. She also worked with the University of Phoenix online. At University of Phoenix, she was an online instructor and a training specialist for the College of Humanities and Education. Recently, Ann started to work at American Heritage School teaching World Geography, College Writing, Participation in Government and Economics. She believes that student success is created through meaningful student-teacher relationships in which everyone has opportunities to learn from one another.
Shaneka Major is an experienced teacher with a Bachelor's degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. She holds a Master of Science degree in Exceptional Student Education. Within her fifteen years of being an educator, she has held the following positions: Classroom Instructor, ESE Specialist, ESE Facilitator, and Grade Level Assistant Principal. Currently, she teaches Composition and Grammar Honors as well as Junior High Journalism and she is the advisor to The Writer's Circle club.
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll, and a specific teacher is not guaranteed. It is the parents’ responsibility to check with their child's school when seeking credit for a course. For online courses, the students’ cameras MUST be turned on at all times, and attendance is mandatory. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording by students during the course. Students must be age appropriate for the course, and all students must adhere to proper online etiquette. For online courses, young children must be supervised by a parent at all times.