2021 Winter – Argumentation Writing for Middle Schooler

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Develop your writing skills as early as possible!

Becoming a good writer in middle school makes high school writing infinitely easier.

Argumentation is the name of the game. In today’s society, it’s all about how well you can convince others that you’re valuable and your ideas are valuable. The ability to convince others has never been as important as it is now as everybody seeks to influence people and create networks. This class will establish the little tips and tricks that many people use in order to do exactly that.

This class will be 12 weeks of learning how to make points in a way that is effective and convincing.  It requires the student to investigate a topic; collect, generate, and evaluate evidence; and establish a position on the topic in a concise manner. Additionally, there will be 3-4 weeks devoted to the art of satire, and why it’s so powerful. 

Key focus areas:

  1. Develop a solid outline
  2. Create a line of reasoning
  3. Address and counter the opposition 

This course will also cover the basics: grammar, spelling, and so on.

Course Features

  • Grade G6 - G8
  • Max Enroll 6
  • Class Time 2: 30 pm – 4 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.