New Writing Class Starts Next Week

Class: Writing

Duration: 5 Weeks
When: Thursdays at 10:00

What you’ll learn:

  • Basic grammar terminology and understanding
  • How to write effective sentences and paragraphs
  • How to tackle writing introductions and conclusions
  • Strategies for writing longer texts and thesis statements
After this class, poetry will be offered.

Writing: Twitter

Assignment:  We need to tweet for u.school, it’s been a while.  Come up with a well-written tweet we can post. It must be below 140- 280 characters.  Some ideas: Tell about the school, a project you are working on, summarize a major event, philosophy, or scientific or mathematical concept.  Create an inspirational quote. Write a micro-review of a book, film or song or CD. 

Share your u.school tweet with me via Google docs or e-mail (sandy@u.school) by Thursday at 3.  

Writing 11/13

We will start the “Writng and Editing for Digital Media” topic the Tuesday after Thanksgiving break.  For today please write on this topic – we will discuss your thoughts in Meta (trending topics) tomorrow.

Stan Lee died yesterday.  He was an American comic book writer, editor, and publisher. He was the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, and later its publisher and chairman of the company.

Who is your favorite Marvel character and why?  Describe your character’s physical appearance, actions, and emotions with detail.  Also, most of Lee’s characters have some human flaws as well as amazing powers, so don’t forget to mention those.

New Writing Class Yahoo!

Hi!  Thank you for signing up for my new writing class.  I hope we can become a community of writers and have fun.  I am always open to ideas on types of writing, but my overall goal is to prepare you for the next step in school, at a college or a job.  Almost every career and life, in general, requires writing. The better you can write and communicate your ideas, the more power you have.

I also think it is important that you write for your own enjoyment too.  The general format of this class is an introduction of a topic with a short lecture on Tuesdays and then I will ask you to submit your writing by Friday.  Grades will not be given, but I will give feedback to help you become a better writer.  

Students in this class are: Ellie, Cozette, Chloe, Anna, Lola, Mya, Finn and Will

Gatsby Reading for Wednesday 11/7

Chapters 6 &7

I would like to discuss several of the major themes of the book using the topics below. What do you consider the most important theme? and why? Do you think these themes would have resonated with the readers when the book was first published? Is the topic still relevant today? If so, why? If not, why not?

Alienation, Friendship, Identity and The American Dream

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