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College Preparatory Writing

Advanced college preparatory writing course for upper high school students



Brenda Gassett


Class size:

minimum 6, maximum 16


Additional fees:



Class time: (Meets once/week)

(Tues-3) 12:05-1:25,  (Wed-3) 12:05-1:25


Pre-requisites for class:

 IEW writing experience


Graduation requirement:

1 English credit

  • Course Description

Advanced college preparatory writing course for upper high school students who already have a firm grasp of grammar concepts and the methods taught using the IEW Structure & Style.

Course overview: The approach to the writing exercises emphasizes the classical method of building up the student’s reasoning and articulation skills through a series of interrelated writing exercises. A variety of essays will be taught as well as how to write a research paper.

IMPORTANT: All high school English classes have a rotating curriculum. The curriculum is incremental and builds upon the previous year. This enables students to fulfill all their English graduation requirements.

  • Required Books & Materials

The following can be ordered from

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  • Binder with tabs 

  • Pens, highlighters

  • Post it notes

  • Notebook paper

Mid-Year Enrollment: You must contact the instructor for approval prior to enrollment. Space is limited. The instructor does not have the ability to add students to a full class.

  • Classwork / Homework

Students will engage in a variety of individual projects to develop communication skills, critical thinking skills, and public speaking skills.

Approximate time for homework each week outside of class: 5-6 hours

Contact the instructor if you have additional questions.
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