Introduction to Essay Writing

Class time: Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00am EST
Cost: $210/semester
Tutor: Jessica Shao
Required materials: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (any edition)
Recommended Age: 11 years old and up

This year-long tutorial serves as an introduction to the Lost Tools of Writing (Level 1). Designed for students who are preparing for high-school level writing, this tutorial provides a gentle introduction to writing the persuasive essay. Students will learn and practice the three tools of writing through step-by-step weekly writing assignments. Additionally, the class will read together two novels by C.S. Lewis from which they will draw material for their essay topics. The estimated homework load is 2-3 hours per week. This tutorial is intended for students 11 and up and will meet weekly for one hour.