From Brave Writer’s website:
Help for High School is written directly to your 13-18 year old student. Teens will find writing exercises that expand their command of language, their competence in arguing a point, the role of narrative writing in the academic format, how to write both exploratory and expository essays, where to find the right tools for documenting sources and more.
The first half of the course gives students practice with word choices and writing flair. Students are guided to keenly observe ideas and discover how arguments are constructed through analogies, associations, and active, specific language. Think of the first half of the course as strengthening your student’s mental agility and verbal capacity to craft language and ideas in service of argument—the rudiments of rhetoric.
The second half of the course develops a student’s essay writing skills, developing a facility with the format. We begin with argument: how arguments are formed, what it takes to see the inherent controversy or conflict in any topic, and then how to use those insights. Help for High School covers both exploratory essays (those which explore a variety of viewpoints related to a topic) and expository argumentative essays where the student takes a position and develops it with adequate support.
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