Write like a pro.

  • Posted on: 23 December 2019
  • By: SteveHunt
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The ability to write well to convey your message accurately and meaningfully, is crucial in so many aspects of life, and is a necessary tool for any NCEA goals you may have.

This course is designed to give you the tools to construct powerful sentences and paragraphs to really enhance your writing. These include understanding 12 different sentence styles and 8 paragraph structures. These tools are designed to make your writing highly effective and set you up to achieve any NCEA goals you may have.

During this course we will also explore social and health related issues and all students will be expected to construct a piece of persuasive writing addressing one of these issues of your choice. This course will require students to regularly share their writing with at least one other person and receive feedback, as well as provide feedback to other students on their writing.

This is a 10 week course run over both 1.1 and 1.2. Students who are not signed up for both of these blocks may not be able to have all learning outcomes assessed. This course is designed for students who might reasonably expect to be working at a year 8 or 9 level.

Context: English and Health.

Essential vocabulary: sentence, paragraph, simple, complex, adverb, preposition, punctuation, spelling, persuasive.