If your homelearner is college-bound, you have to do it.
There’s just no getting around it.
It simply must be done.
Are you ready to prepare your homelearner for. . .
(dun, dun, duuuun)
Yes, you have to be sure your homelearners are equipped with the writing and critical thinking skills necessary for college-level writing and literature study. There’s a significant gap between what students learn from high-school-level English curriculum and what English professors expect their students to know and to be able to do from the get-go.
I know because I’m an English professor and have been for over 20 years.
I’ve witnessed the struggle, frustration, and loss of confidence time and again.
So maybe your homelearner is learning to write the 5-paragraph essay. Well, that’s a good place to get one’s bearings in the world of academic writing, but it’s not where one’s writing should live. As a matter of fact, college writing teachers have waged a full-scale battle against its perceived position as the end-all-be-all of academic writing. It’s simply too structured and limiting to allow your homelearner to develop a fully effective and meaningful thinking and writing process. And process is key to successful college writing.
As a homeschooling mom and professor of writing and literature, I have a special interest in guiding and supporting learners and their teaching parents in preparation for college-level writing and critical thinking. So let me just say it: teaching writing is tough!
I know because I’ve been teaching it for over 20 years.
But it’s not impossible and it doesn’t have to be painful.
Despite best intentions, if someone has never taught college English, then he/she cannot accurately and sufficiently prepare a student for the rigors of college English-–or to thrive in the college classroom.
This is what I do.
This is what I have done for over 20 years.
This is what I want to help you achieve.
With my guidance, resources, and support. . .
Please visit the About page for more specific information about myself and this site.
If you have questions, please get in touch and tell me how I can help you!