Quick & Easy Essay Writing ~ 3-sessions for ages 13-15 with Michelle Nordmark

Quick & Easy Essay Writing ~ 3-sessions for ages 13-15 with Michelle Nordmark

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Age Group: Suitable for ages 13-15 

Number of Sessions: 3

Dates & Times of Sessions:  Starts Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 3 PM ET

Session 1: Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 3 PM ET

Session 2: Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 3 PM ET

Session 3: Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 3 PM ET

Duration: 90 minutes each session


This 3-session workshop will equip students with the tools needed to write a clear, concise essay in the MLA style on any subject matter. Expert Michelle Nordmark will show students how to tackle writing prompts with confidence and ease using a process of consistent, clear steps from planning to final editing. The basics of essay structure and its components will be covered as well as transitions, tone, style, quotations, and editing.


Session 1

Instructor Michelle Nordmark will introduce the different types of essays: argumentative, expository, narrative, descriptive, test analysis. Students will then practice pre-writing skills through prompt reading exercises followed by brainstorming and pre-writing activities; learn about outlining; and understanding the basic essay structure.

Session 2

This session will focus on the different components of an essay and how to use them effectively: introduction and hook; using transition words to create a seamless essay; supporting the thesis with quotations, examples and statistics; conclusions.

Session 3

This final session will be a continuation of practicing the different components of an essay; understanding the MLA style; and learning about editing techniques and the difference it makes.

Michelle Nordmark holds an M.A. in Philosophy and Education, along with TESOL certification from Columbia University. She has been teaching writing, English composition, and English as a Second Language for over 15 years to students from around the world. Nordmark is also very experienced in teaching TOEFL exam preparation classes and is an ETS certified TOEFL speaking scorer.

All of our workshops are held over Zoom.

You will receive an email 30 minutes before the workshop begins with the link to join the Zoom meeting. We highly recommend you to create a Zoom account prior to class.

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