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FREE Academic Writing Analysis

Sometimes it's just nice to know where you're at and what your immediate next steps should be. To help you get started and determine what your strengths and weaknesses are in academic writing, I offer a comprehensive informal writing analysis. Students complete a brief questionnaire and submit a 200-250 word writing sample. Then, I evaluate it and share my thoughts with you in a follow-up phone call.

     

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1-on-1 Tutoring

You're thinking about tutoring, but aren't quite sure where to start? Let me help. I speak with all of my clients before any name is added to my client list. The initial 15-20 min. consultation is free and gives me the chance to learn a little more about what you're looking for and to determine if my services are a good fit for your needs. If we decide to move forward, I'll map out a game plan with some short and long term academic goals, pair you with the best tutor, and we'll get to work! 

     

$65 - $130/hr

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University Essay Writing: 
Laying The Foundation

Writing expectations change in university and college. Professors expect you to have a solid set of writing skills and to be able to communicate your ideas clearly and intelligently. They don't walk you through the writing process and they don't tell you what to write about. That's why I've created this class where I introduce you to the fundamentals of university essay writing. In this 1.5 hr class, I'll share the 6 defining characteristics of an essay, show you how to turn an essay topic into a question, walk you through how to integrate quotes effectively & provide you with practical tips on how to write a strong thesis statement.

There is one session available:

Thurs. October 7 :  6 -7:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time)

 

     

$55 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (reg.$90)

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University Reading Skills

There's a difference between reading a text and reading a text. Or, said another way, there's knowing what a text is about and there's understanding the significance and purpose of a text. In my University Reading Skills class, I share with you several effective critical reading strategies that I use to delve beneath the surface of a text, a list of guiding questions to get you thinking critically about a text, and teach you a few simple ways to annotate a text while reading. Finally, I show you how to apply your new reading skills to different types of texts so you can begin sharpening your critical thinking skills, reading skills and writing skills ASAP. 

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Academic Writing Analysis

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Do you make a writing plan before sitting down to write?
When you write, do you most often feel:
Which of the following comments do you most often receive from teachers on your written work?
When writing, which of the following do you find most challenging?
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Writing Sample

Read the writing prompts for your grade. Choose one and type your response in the box below. Your answer should be between 200 - 250 words. Be sure to include the length of time it took you to complete your writing sample at the end of your assignment. 

 

A few things to remember:

  • you may write your response by hand and then type it up if you prefer

  • be sure to take all writing conventions (grammar, punctuation, word choice, capitalization, spelling, etc) into consideration

  • if you make a writing plan, please do not include it

  • if you are a parent submitting your child's writing sample, please type it exactly as it's written

Grades 1-3

Would you rather have a flying carpet or your own personal robot? Be sure to give at least 3 reasons for your choice. 

Tell me about the best day of your life. Be sure to include specific details and lots of description to give me a picture of your day. 
             

Grades 4-6

If you could have any pet, what would you choose and why? Be sure to give at least 3 reasons for your choice.

Tell me about a day you will never forget. Be sure to include specific details that make the day memorable and explain why. 
             

Grades 7-9

Your school is having a contest to see who can create the best invention. The grand prize is a trip around the world! What invention will you create? Be sure to show off your creativity and clearly state what problem your invention solves and how your invention works.

Tell me about a time you had to make a big decision. Be sure to explain what the decision was, how you made it, and any other information you think is relevant. 
             

Grades 10-12

"You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequences of your choice." Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Support your position using at least one example from personal experience, history or literature. 

Tell me about a person you admire. The person may be living or dead, famous or not famous. Be sure to provide at least two distinct reasons in your response and any other information you think is relevant. 
             

Years 1-4 (University & College)

Choose a quote that is meaningful to you and explain why. Be sure to attribute the quote to its author (unless it's a proverb or adage.) 

Oscar Wilde once said, "Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught." To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Support your position by giving at least one example from history, literature or personal experience. 

 

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