Jensen's Format Writing

Jensen's Format Writing

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ISBN: 9780890519929
Grades: 7-12

Product Description:

If you are looking to develop your expository writing skills, check out thisworkbook. Expository writing exposes, puts forth, explains, reveals, orexhibits in detail about something. This style of writing is perfect to usewhen you want to inform, clarify, or persuade. Honestly, this style of writingis what your child needs to learn for college! It falls perfectly in line withwhat my college professors wanted. Luckily, I had learned this style of writingduring my high school years, so I was well prepared. You'll want to prepareyour child in the same way.

This book falls naturally into seven sections. You would be hard-pressed totry and do all the sections in one year, as there is so much to cover and thewriting and research process takes time. (Remember, college professors oftengive students a whole semester to work on one very detailed and in-depthpaper.) Section one works on single paragraph formats. Then in section twoyou'll work on the elements of the five paragraph essay and different formatsyou can use. Book reports put the five paragraph formats to use in sectionthree. Section four works on business writing, such as: business letters,letters of complaint, cover letters, political letters, and resume writing. Insection five, you'll work on the principle of condensation as you learn how towrite in various lengths as you reduce, abridge, abbreviate, shorten, cut,compress, compact, or distill your work! Now you are ready to compose a majorpaper and all its components (title page, endnotes, appendix, bibliography,etc), as outlined in section six. Section seven contains all the check sheetsand forms, tests, answer keys, and sample week-by-week schedules to help youorganize deadlines for the longer, more detailed papers.

This workbook is very straightforward in its presentation of this writingstyle, but it is very clear, concise, and helpful. If my recommendation isn'tenough, then maybe you'd be interested to know that this is also one of CathyDuffy's 100 Top Picks. 160 pgs, pb. - elise

Writing (9-12)

Publisher Description:

Part of Frode Jensen's classic series of writing homeschool curriculum, Jensen's Format Writing is a curriculum that is easy for both parents and students to use. The supplemental DVD makes things even easier as it walks parents through how to grade writing and also provides additional teaching material for students.

The course will teach students:

  • the secret of cutting your work in half when it comes to writing a paper.
  • how to organize papers for the most powerful effect on the reader.
  • a technique for getting the essence of what students read down on paper for future reference.
  • how to stack up ideas so that they flow together in a natural fashion.
  • how to move ideas from sentence to sentence by following a simple rule.
  • all about what and how to document sources when doing research and writing.
Category Description for Jensen's Format Writing:

If you are looking to develop your expository writing skills, check out this course. Expository writing "exposes" puts forth, explains, reveals, or exhibits in detail about something. This style of writing is perfect to use when you want to inform, clarify, or persuade. Honestly, this style of writing is what your child needs to learn for college! It falls perfectly in line with what my college professors wanted. Luckily, I had learned this style of writing during my high school years, so I was well prepared. You'll want to prepare your child in the same way.

This book is organized into six sections. There is much to cover here so you could plan to spend more than one year with this course, although there is a suggested 180-day schedule. Section one works on single paragraph formats. Then in section two you'll work on the elements of the five paragraph essay and different formats you can use. Book reports put the five paragraph formats to use in section three. Section four works on business writing, such as: business letters, letters of complaint, cover letters, political letters, and resume writing. In section five, you'll work on the principle of condensation as you learn how to write in various lengths reduce, abridge, abbreviate, shorten, cut, compress, compact, or distill your work! Now you are ready to compose a major paper and all of its components


Category Description for Expository Writing - Programs:

These materials include both writing instruction andassignments.




Category Description for EXPOSITORY WRITING:

These materials cover various types of informational writing, includingpersuasive writing, essays, outlines, and research papers.




Primary Subject
English/Writing
Grade Start
7
Grade End
12
ISBN
9780890519929
Author
Frode Jensen
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Master Book Publishers
Weight
1.45 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.88" x 8.38" x 0.62"
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Jensen's curriculum comes highly recommended in the homeschool community. The daily plan allows ease of use while promoting independent study for high school students. Having a daily plan reduces prepping time and keeps our course of study on track. The progression through sentence, paragraph and essay allows student to build skill in writing.
Christy S on Apr 22, 2020
This is a wonderful writing curriculum. I have used it a number of times in my homeschool writing classes.
Cynthia G on Jul 24, 2019
Jensen's curriculum comes highly recommended in the homeschool community. The daily plan allows ease of use while promoting independent study for high school students. Having a daily plan reduces prepping time and keeps our course of study on track. The progression through sentence, paragraph and essay allows student to build skill in writing.
Christy S on Apr 22, 2020
Required for online homeschoolers class
Sheri G on Dec 30, 2019
This is a wonderful writing curriculum. I have used it a number of times in my homeschool writing classes.
Cynthia G on Jul 24, 2019
recommended by the co-op
Sarah C on Jul 14, 2019
required for a tutorial class
Bridgette L on Mar 17, 2019
required for class
Arun J on Jan 5, 2019
I heard it was really good for writing. We will try it this school year.
Amy R on Aug 27, 2018
Looking for program for rising 9th grader who needs more work at the micro level, so solid paragraph practice would be good. I've used Writer's Inc. but the instruction is pretty generic. Donna Young recommends Jensen's and says it has a schedule. I also read that it has sample work.
User on Aug 17, 2018
It looks like a good curriculum with a video accompaniment.
Brandy T on Jan 27, 2018
recommended by writing tutor
Beth H on Oct 9, 2017
Required workbook for grammar & composition class.
Donna H on Aug 21, 2017
these books were needed for a class
Angel W on Aug 13, 2017
It was recommended.
Catherine D on Jul 29, 2017
Using it in a class
Tina J on Jul 8, 2017
After a few years of IEW, we are looking for some diversity as we enter high school and Jensen's looks to be a great fit that came highly recommended from a former English teacher/tutor who also homeschooled.
Jerry S on Feb 1, 2017
It followed a logical progression from paragraph writing to a thorough step by step approach to writing a research paper.
Cindy C on Jan 19, 2017
writing class requirement for home school co op
Lisa B on Aug 18, 2016
necessary for online class
Annette T on Jul 26, 2016
needed for online class
Maria T on Jul 25, 2016
I teach homeschool students and use this book for expository writing instruction.
Eileen C on Jul 20, 2016
I chose this writing instruction book after viewing a friends. It is systamatically laid out, with practice exercises to reinforce the instructions. I'll be able to use the first sets of lessons for my rising 8th grader and plan on using it with him as he goes into highschool
Peter C on May 28, 2016
Jensen's is a wonderful Language course and I use all four of his books throughout High School.
Susan W on Jan 1, 2016
This is a required text for a class my 15 year old daughter is taking.
Michelle B on Nov 10, 2015
Required for online homeschoolers class
Sheri G on Dec 30, 2019
recommended by the co-op
Sarah C on Jul 14, 2019
How necessary are the DVD's?
A shopper on Aug 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The DVDs were not necessary for me when I used this book with my student; however, I am comfortable evaluating this level of writing. (I do not consider myself a great writer; the book simply covers information that is basic enough for me to competently grade it.) The teaching content is straight-forward in the book, and in fact, I had my student read it first, then I went over it again using different verbiage to reinforce it. I am not familiar with what the additional teaching materials on the DVDs cover.
Can I use this without the DVD program?
User on May 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can. I never had any DVDs with my set, and we did just fine.
What do you recommend for my daughter who is 5/6 grade and is not quite ready for Jensen's?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Format Writing states that it can be used for students as young as 5/6 grade. I use it for classes of home schooled students between 7-12 grades. I have used Writing for 100 Days for younger students and Learn to Write the Novel Way. Creative writing practice, poetry, novel writing all help with the grammar and punctuation skills that are needed in the upper grades. These forms of writing are more fun for the younger student as well. These items are on the website for Rainbow Resource Center. Blessings, Eileen Chapman
Is this edition compatible with the older edition (blue cover)? It seems very different from what I can see with the sample pages. If not, are the improvements/changes worth getting the newer book?
A shopper on Apr 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We are using both the old and new edition in our co-op, since some families had previously purchased the older version. I just assign the page numbers for both books as they are different. I like the lesson layout of the new book better than the old.
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I was searching for the best writing product for my high school senior and this definitely fit the bill I liked how Jensen gave my son seven different ways to write wonderful paragraphs and essays The text was written in a format which explained everything thoroughly and yet allowed my son to work independently The course is definitely extensive and probably should be split up over a two-year span when possible
July 13, 2015
Jensen's Format Writing taught my children how to construct paragraphs and essays in a thorough manner as well as teaching them how to write thesis statements These skills are imperative for PSAT/SAT tests Seven different paragraph formats are covered including Example Classification Definition Process Analogy Cause & Effect and Comparison My children went through this process a couple different times (during grades 8 - 10) in order to become more prolific with paragraph writing before moving on to the Five Paragraph Essay writing section After using this book two years ago they are now skilled in writing thesis statements on all of their writing assignments including writing assigned from any subject area without any other assistance! This has been an invaluable tool that will last a lifetime! It is a very complete essay writing book that is highly user-friendly with next-to-no teacher preparation time And coming from one with little writing skills the grading check sheets included in the back of the book were an extremely helpful addition to the book for ease of grading I will be using this formal writing book again with my 8th grader in the fall and then again with my fourth child in a couple years Priceless!
July 15, 2007
FABULOUS FABULOUS FABULOUS! Did I mention how fabulous a resource this is? Do not try this if your child is having trouble getting the concept Use a less rigorous program first then use Jensen's This is a superior tool for teaching how to write well
November 20, 2004


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