Writing Course for Teens
This is a self-paced writing e-course (including 20 lessons and 19 assignment sheets) for 24 months access, intended to help teens obtain various writing skills and tools and build confidence in writing.
This e-course is intended to help teens obtain various writing skills and tools and build their confidence in writing.
The course covers many writing techniques required for effective writing, ranging from word choice to sentence variety, from writing process to smooth transitions between ideas. It also offers tips on how to gather writing ideas from daily life to enrich the writing content.
The course is meant for independent study at students’ own pace. There are twenty lessons in total. Each lesson is around 5 to 12 minutes long and the materials are readily digestible. They also come with PDF writing exercises for students to apply techniques in their writing.
Lesson 1 - Qualities of Good Writing
Lesson 2 - Word Choice: Verbs
Lesson 2 Assignments_Word Choice_Verbs
Lesson 3 - Word Choice: Adjectives
Lesson 3 Assignments_Word Choice_Adjectives
Lesson 4 - Word Choice: Nouns
Lesson 4 Assignments_Word Choice_Nouns
Lesson 5 - Sentence Length
Lesson 5 Assignments_Sentence Length
Lesson 6 - Varying Sentence Beginings
Lesson 6 Assignments_Varying Sentence Beginnings
Lesson 7 - Parallelism and Appositives
Lesson 7 Assignments_Parallelism and Appositives
Lesson 8 -Avoiding Unnecessary Shifts in Sentences
Lesson 8 Assignments_Avoiding Unnecessary Shifts in Sentences
Lesson 9 - Showing Emphasis in Sentences
Lesson 9 Assignments_Avoiding Redundancy in Writing
Lesson 10 - Avoiding Redundancy in Writing
Lesson 10 Assignments_Showing Emphasis in Sentences
Lesson 11 - Transitions Between Ideas
Lesson 11 Assignments_Transitions between Ideas
Lesson 12 - The Writing Process
Lesson 12 Assignments_The Writing Process
Lesson 13 - Sensory Language
Lesson 13 Assignments_Sensory Language
Lesson 14 - Figurative Language
Lesson 14 Assignments_Figurative Language
Lesson 15 - Personal Narrative
Lesson 15 Assignments_Personal Narrative
Lesson 16 - Writing a Good Lead
Lesson 16 Assignments_Writing a Good Lead
Lesson 17 - How to Write Dialogue
Lesson 17 Assignments_How to Write Dialogue
Lesson 18 - Expository Writing
Lesson 18 Assignments_Expository Writing
Lesson 19 - Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing
Lesson 19 Assignments_Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
Lesson 20 - Gathering Ideas for Writing
Lesson 20 Assignments_Gathering Ideas for Writing
Dr. Lorna Ye is a writing coach, a freelance writer, and a blogger. She holds Ph.D. Degree in Communications. She founded Bright Learning, LLC, where she teaches English writing and public speaking. She created website www.brightspeaking.com to share tips and strategies on various aspects of English communication. Her book Expand Vocabulary for Writing: 50 Overused Words and What to Say Instead is available on Amazon.
She has taught and coached hundreds of K-12 students on writing and public speaking. Her students have won local and national awards. This e-course is developed based on her years' experience of working with students for improving their writing skills.
"Dr. Ye has an excellent step-by-step approach to teaching students how to write well and improve their writing skills. She starts from an overview of grammar and usage of vivid action words. Dr. Ye then teaches students how to be descriptive yet focus on the topic, how to prepare and conduct research before writing, and how to revise once a draft is completed. "
"Through specific examples, Dr. Ye explains and analyzes word choice, sentence patterns, and article structure for improving the accuracy and vividness in writing. This is really helpful to me."
No, there is no specific start date. This e-course is a self-paced course. All the course materials will be available to you within 24 months from the date of purchase.
The cost of this e-course is $99.
This is a pre-recorded, self-paced e-course. You won't get the feedback from the instructor on your writing.
Due to the nature of the video class format, we are not able to offer refund. Please do your research and make sure this e-course is for you before making the purchase.
The suggested age for this e-course is 12-16. However, it depends on students' current writing levels and interests. Other age groups may also benefit from the course materials.
The content of this e-course is restricted to those who have signed up to our course. Sharing the course content without our permission is illegal.
The material in our e-course is aimed to enhance the understanding and use of various writing techniques and is not intended to replace the regular grade schools’ English lessons. The material in this e-course is by no means complete or exhaustive and therefore does not apply to all conditions.