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Essays 101: Writing Powerful Essays

Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 - Ages 14+

  • Starts Aug 21
  • 350 US dollars
  • Weatherstone Academy

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Service Description

SYNOPSIS: This is a single-semester course designed for students interested writing effective and robust essays. This course is suggested for students 14+. DETAILS: Fall Semester: August 19 - December 9, 2024 (no classes 10/16, 11/27) Days: Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 Instructor: Alexandra DiFazio Location: Weatherstone Academy, 1005 Weatherstone Parkway, Suite 220, East Woodstock Suggested Credit: Half credit in composition; full credit if paired with a complimentary or follow-up second semester course. Complimentary Courses: Genre: Storytelling: From Concept to Chapter 1 or Essays 101 Expected Homework: 60 - 90 minutes per week. DESCRIPTION: From course assignments to college applications, understanding how to write an effective essay should be in every high school student’s toolbox. In this class, we will learn the elements of a well-written essay as well as the most common essay types. Through class discussions, readings, and writing assignments, students will learn how to construct an essay that effectively and creatively conveys their message. Once students have a good understanding of how to write an essay, the final weeks of the semester will focus on college application essays and how students can best approach this portion of their applications. INSTRUCTOR BIO: Alexandra DiFazio - Writer, Editor, Publisher I began my writing career 26 years ago while an undergrad, with my own arts and culture column at Time Warner-owned Digital City for several years. I was studying at UCLA with a major in English Literature and minor in Early Childhood Education, but work took me in a different direction as a screenwriter and film journalist for the next decade. I became managing editor at a film magazine and then moved into books as a developmental editor, both at a publishing house and my own company, Madame Literary. After 15 years as an editor and ghostwriter, I began a small publishing house and published our first book in 2022. I continue to work as a freelance writer and editor. I moved to Atlanta from Los Angeles in late 2019 with my husband Peter, a writer and English professor, and our daughter, Asher Jane, who is a rising second grader at EdVentures.


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  • 1005 Weatherstone Parkway suite 220, Woodstock, GA, USA


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