High School Essay Intensive

High School Essay Intensive

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ISBN: 9781623412708
Grades: 9-12

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College-bound high school students are expected to write essays. Of the many, there are two (maybe three) essays that are "once-in-a-lifetime" experiences the ACT and/or SAT essay and the college entrance essay. These are very specific types of writing tasks and are quite different from a typical subject area essay and different from one another. One is a timed response to a prompt. It must be completed quickly and coherently. On the other hand, you can take as much time as you want writing the other. It must be as close to perfect as possible. You can prepare for both of these writing experiences. This video seminar from the Institute for Excellence in Writing and presented by Andrew Pudewa is a five DVD set two that cover/review general strategies for essay writing, one each for understanding and preparing for the New ACT Essay and the Redesigned SAT Essay, and, lastly, one covering strategies for the "personal essay."
General strategies (Parts 1a and 1b) cover types of essays, possible ways to organize body paragraphs as well as possible essay structures, practice in the five canons of classical rhetoric, and stylistic elements. The TRIAC (topic, restriction, illustrations, analysis, clincher) outline is reviewed and practiced.
The new ACT essay and the redesigned SAT essay have significant differences. The ACT essay is a prompt essay while the redesigned SAT essay is optional and is based on a source text. Parts 2 and 3 of this video seminar series provide techniques for producing quality essays in each of these situations in addition to thoroughly understanding what to expect and what is expected.
Part 4 examines the personal essay, providing sample essay prompts/questions and typical questions including those that might be specific to Christian colleges as well as some wildcard questions.
As expected, the most important preparation activity for these types of essays is to write a lot. Students are encouraged to complete one or more essays as a final practice assignment. Utilizing the strategies presented in this seminar and building in opportunities for many practice essays, you will make the best use of your preparation time.
The HSEI Course includes a set of five DVDs and a course handout as well as an access code for the online streaming version of the seminar. The Handout (available as a separate purchase item as well) is the Portable Walls for the Essayist (a handy set-up-on-your-desk reference for everything pertaining to writing quality essays) plus extensive note-taking material from the seminar. Copyright 2017. ~ Janice

Publisher Description:

"This DVD course with accompanying handouts provides immediate experience and inside tips toward high school essay writing, including text analysis, response-to-literature prompts, and the college application personal essay. With content updated in 2016 for SAT®, ACT®, and techniques for writing a college application, this seminar also offers tools and tips for general composition skills.
SAT® is a trademark owned by the College Board, which is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, this product."

Category Description for High School Essay Intensive:

College-bound high school students are expected to write essays. Of the many, there are two (maybe three) essays that are "once-in-a-lifetime" experiences the ACT and/or SAT essay and the college entrance essay. These are very specific types of writing tasks and are quite different from a typical subject area essay and different from one another. One is a timed response to a prompt. It must be completed quickly and coherently. On the other hand, you can take as much time as you want writing the other. It must be as close to perfect as possible. You can prepare for both of these writing experiences. This video seminar (updated in 2016) from the Institute for Excellence in Writing and presented by Andrew Pudewa is a five DVD set two that cover/review general strategies for essay writing, one each for understanding and preparing for the New ACT Essay and the Redesigned SAT Essay, and, lastly, one covering strategies for the "personal essay."

General strategies (Parts 1a and 1b) cover types of essays, possible ways to organize body paragraphs as well as possible essay structures, practice in the five canons of classical rhetoric, and stylistic elements. The TRIAC (topic, restriction, illustrations, analysis, clincher) outline is reviewed and practiced.

The new ACT essay and the redesigned SAT essay have significant differences. The ACT essay is a prompt essay while the redesigned SAT essay is optional and is based on a source text. Parts 2 and 3 of this video seminar series provide techniques for producing quality essays in each of these situations in addition to thoroughly understanding what to expect and what is expected.

Part 4 examines the personal essay, providing sample essay prompts/questions and typical questions including those that might be specific to Christian colleges as well as some wildcard questions.

As expected, the most important preparation activity for these types of essays is to write a lot. Students are encouraged to complete one or more essays as a final practice assignment. Utilizing the strategies presented in this seminar and building in opportunities for many practice essays, you will make the best use of your preparation time.

The HSEI Course includes a set of five DVDs and a course handout as well as an access code for the online streaming version of the seminar. The Handout (available as a separate purchase item as well) is the Portable Walls for the Essayist (a handy set-up-on-your-desk reference for everything pertaining to writing quality essays) plus extensive note-taking material from the seminar. ~ Janice



With content updated in 2016 for SAT, ACT, and techniques for writing a college application, this seminar also offers tools and tips for general composition skills.

This package includes:

  • 5 DVDs (6.5 hours)
  • Student Handouts
  • Portable Walls for the Essayist

Statement from The College Board, Creator of the SAT Test: "Our own research involving the test scores of more than 150,000 students admitted to more than 100 colleges and universities shows that, of all the sections of the SAT, the writing section is the most predictive of college success..."


Primary Subject
English/Writing
Grade Start
9
Grade End
12
ISBN
9781623412708
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Institute for Excellence in Writing
Weight
1.2 (lbs.)
Dimensions
12.38" x 9.12" x 1.75"
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I have used IEW for several years, it's the best writing curriculum out there for those kids who don't like writing (and those who do), and parent friendly!
Denee S on Aug 24, 2019
IEW suggested this would be a good DVD based course after SWI C. I did not want to teach it myself.
Renee C on Jul 16, 2018
I have used IEW for several years, it's the best writing curriculum out there for those kids who don't like writing (and those who do), and parent friendly!
Denee S on Aug 24, 2019
I love IEW products and the great results the kids are able to achieve with them in their writing.
Glenda C on Aug 4, 2019
IEW suggested this would be a good DVD based course after SWI C. I did not want to teach it myself.
Renee C on Jul 16, 2018
Will be teaching it this year
LeAnn L on Aug 10, 2017
for SAT prep course
Lisa E on May 22, 2017
My son is in 9th grade, and I've heard this course is good for ACT/SAT readiness.
Amy P on May 17, 2017
I love IEW products and the great results the kids are able to achieve with them in their writing.
Glenda C on Aug 4, 2019
Will be teaching it this year
LeAnn L on Aug 10, 2017
What year was this curriculum printed?
Shannon W on Aug 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The copyright on this course is 2017.
The IEW site says "Second Edition, February 2017;" The ISBN is the same on RR, but I don't see that it is the same edition?
User on Aug 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: IEW updated the HSEI when the SAT was changed. RR has the latest edition, which is what you definitely want.
How long is this course? (9 wks, 1 semester, year long?)
A shopper on Jul 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The course is scheduled 5 days a week for 12 weeks.
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You can't go wrong with IEW for college prep. Using this with our homeschool co-op to prep for ACT/SAT and traditional 5 paragraph essays. AWESOME. So simple for teacher prep and student use. Recommend if you haven't done IEW SWI program, in a while or ever, to look at SWI C before using. This is best foundation your student can have for writing. It's formulaic but spot on for quality essays and papers of all kinds. Contact IEW on-line and they will get you their 4-Day Boot Camp Schedle for SWI C. Well worth your time before diving into HSE.
August 30, 2018
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