2021 Winter – Essay Writing for High Schoolers


Has writing always been a challenging art for you?
Have you always written it off as just something you’ll never succeed at?

Writing is not a skill that can be learned once. 

Good writers, like good pianists, violinists, artists, and so on, must constantly practice and hone their craft in order to become the best writers they can be.

While the past fall installment of this class had a focus on timed writing and the trials that come with that in high school, our spring semester will focus more heavily on the essays that are less well-taught. These essays, while no less important than the essays we worked on in the fall, are often disregarded as “simple.” After learning some fundamentals of each, your student is sure to disagree!

Key focus areas:

  1. Narrative Essays 
  2. Causal Analysis Essays 
  3. Definition Essays 

We’ll be spending a few weeks getting to know and writing with each of these types of essays, culminating in 3 “final” essays that will demonstrate each of these concepts and continue our learning on fluidity, mechanics, and line of reasoning. 

Students in this class should come prepared to expand their horizons in terms of what they’re comfortable writing about and how they do it.

Course Features

  • Grade G9 - G12
  • Max Enroll 6
  • Class Time 10: 45 am – 12:15 pm EST, Sundays (1/31 - 5/9, no class on 2/14, 3/28, 4/4)
  • Class Location Online
$240/12 Classes
Richard is currently on a gap year before he enters college at Olin College of Engineering in 2021. He has been teaching at mYe for two years. He has scored 24/24 on his SAT essay, 11/12 on his ACT essay, and a 5 on AP English. With his skills, he wrote the business packages for various mYe events, won first prize in the 2019 International Youth Arts and Technology Competition’s Creative Writing Sector, and has been lauded as a National Merit Finalist.