Friday, January 11, 2008

Online Research Writing Course

Sal Dobbs is offering two writing courses, one for grades 5-8 and another for high school students. The purpose of the courses is to take students through the process of writing a research-based paper or essay. Middle school students will learn how to write an expository paper that is research-based. High school students who choose to write a paper may choose expository or persuasive, but the emphasis will be on the persuasive mode of writing, using research as the basis for argument. The course will be presented once a week for four weeks. The fifth session is an individual meeting with Mrs. Dobbs to evaluate the work turned in by an individual student.

This course is offered online, with handouts available to download. Students who choose to may submit a final paper via email to Mrs. Dobbs. She will evaluate it on the six-trait writing scale.

If you are interested in signing up for this course, please email

Sal Dobbs has taught writing, the teaching of writing, and the evaluation of writing, to students, parents and educators for over fifteen years. She has taught in both public and private schools. This course is being offered for home school and other interested students.
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1 comment:

NJTechTeacher said...

Thank you Mrs. Durff! We've been trying to improve our fifth and seventh grade son's writing. I'm going to send a email to Mrs. Dobbs.