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Join this optional accompanying lab for High School Biology with Dr. Hamilton, with video meetings on osmosis, fermentation, mitosis, genetics, and more.

Special Notes:
This course is the optional LAB component for the Biology course with Dr. Hamilton. Students in the LAB are required to also sign up for the Biology course.

This is Part One of a 2-part course. Students are expected to sign up for Part Two in the spring.

It is offered in four different day/time slots so you can choose the day and time best for you and your homeschool.

Total Classes:
7 (Final schedule will be provided on the first day of Biology with Dr. Hamilton.)

Class Dates and Starting Times: Tuesdays, October 5 to November 16, 2021.

5:30 PM Eastern (4:30 Central, 3:30 Mountain, 2:30 Pacific)

Prerequisite: Must be taken concurrently with Biology with Dr. Hamilton

Suggested Grade Level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested Credit: 1 full semester Biology Lab

Fee: $37 if you register on or before July 15, 2021. $57 after July 15 for all LAB classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Christine Hamilton, PhD

Course Description: There will be 7 labs that are explicitly aligned with the Biology Part One classes. Biology Part One Labs are to be performed with minimum equipment and will consist of common household supplies. A list will be provided in the syllabus.

Course Outline:

Week 1 Osmosis Lab – In this investigation, we will use a hen’s fresh egg to determine what happens during osmosis and diffusion across membranes.

Week 2 Fermentation – We will set up a fermentation in a closed system and capture the generated carbon dioxide to carbonate root beer.

Week 3 Mitosis Flip Book – We are drawing our own, moving cell division!

Week 4 Punnett Square – Applying our knowledge of phenotypes and genotypes to complete a worksheet.

Week 5 Genetic Match – Students will determine the presence of certain high-frequency traits in themselves and their family members.

Week 6 DNA Extraction – We will be creating a mixture to extract DNA from a strawberry!

Week 7 M&M Lab – Activity to simulate the process of radioactive decay and to illustrate the concept of half-life.

Course Materials: LAB booklet for purchase under $20. 
https://www.amazon.com/Biology-Lab-Part-Homeschool-Connections/dp/B09BY852BJ/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie

Homework: All work is done in class, or students can opt to perform labs at home after class.
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Starts Starts: 10/5/2021 5:30 PM
Ends Ends: 11/16/2021 6:15 PM
Sessions Sessions: 7
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 18 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 32 seats
 
Join this optional accompanying lab for High School Biology with Dr. Hamilton, with video meetings on osmosis, fermentation, mitosis, genetics, and more.

Special Notes:
This course is the optional LAB component for the Biology course with Dr. Hamilton. Students in the LAB are required to also sign up for the Biology course.

This is Part One of a 2-part course. Students are expected to sign up for Part Two in the spring.

It is offered in four different day/time slots so you can choose the day and time best for you and your homeschool.

Total Classes: 7 (Final schedule will be provided on the first day of Biology with Dr. Hamilton.)

Class Dates and Starting Times: Wednesdays, October 6 to November 17, 2021

1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central, 11:00 Mountain, 10:00 Pacific)

Duration: 30 to 45 minutes

Prerequisite: Must be taken concurrently with Biology with Dr. Hamilton

Suggested Grade Level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested Credit: 1 full semester Biology Lab

Fee: $37 if you register on or before July 15, 2021. $57 after July 15 for all LAB classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Christine Hamilton, PhD

Course Description: There will be 7 labs that are explicitly aligned with the Biology Part One classes. Biology Part One Labs are to be performed with minimum equipment and will consist of common household supplies. A list will be provided in the syllabus.

Course Outline:

Week 1 Osmosis Lab – In this investigation, we will use a hen’s fresh egg to determine what happens during osmosis and diffusion across membranes.

Week 2 Fermentation – We will set up a fermentation in a closed system and capture the generated carbon dioxide to carbonate root beer.

Week 3 Mitosis Flip Book – We are drawing our own, moving cell division!

Week 4 Punnett Square – Applying our knowledge of phenotypes and genotypes to complete a worksheet.

Week 5 Genetic Match – Students will determine the presence of certain high-frequency traits in themselves and their family members.

Week 6 DNA Extraction – We will be creating a mixture to extract DNA from a strawberry!

Week 7 M&M Lab – Activity to simulate the process of radioactive decay and to illustrate the concept of half-life.

Course Materials: LAB booklet for purchase under $20. 
https://www.amazon.com/Biology-Lab-Part-Homeschool-Connections/dp/B09BY852BJ/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie

Homework: All work is done in class, or students can opt to perform labs at home after class.
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Starts Starts: 10/6/2021 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 11/17/2021 1:45 PM
Sessions Sessions: 7
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 4 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 32 seats
 
Whether you love football, history, or both, go beyond the stats and get to know the game and the great players firsthand with this high-interest American history course.

Special Notes:
This course includes a writing component.

Total classes: 6

Class dates: Wednesdays, October 6 to November 10, 2021

Starting time: 5:30 PM Eastern (4:30 Central, 3:30 Mountain, 2:30 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 10th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: ½ semester Sports History or American History. For a full semester, you can take Dr. Chalberg’s History of Baseball course (available in recording through Unlimited Access)

Fee: $97 if you enroll on or before July 15, 2021. $117 after July 15 for all 12 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Chuck Chalberg, PhD

Course description: This course will cover the history of American football from the late 19th century to the modern era.

Course outline:

Week One: The origins of football

Week Two: Walter Camp and the development of college football

Week Three: The creation of the NCAA and its impact

Week Four: The origins and development of professional football

Week Five: The college and pro games in the early age of television

Week Six: From the Super Bowl to the Bowl Championship series.

Course materials: There is no text to purchase. Students will be directed to assigned readings available on the internet.

Homework: There will be weekly objective quizzes based on the material presented during the weekly talks. In addition, students will submit two pieces of writing, each in the 500-word range, based on the readings and documents that will be available online. These readings and documents will all be relatively brief. The expectation would be that students should plan on devoting roughly one-and-a-half to two hours a week to this reading and up to three hours per week for the two weeks when a paper will be due.
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Starts Starts: 10/6/2021 5:30 PM
Ends Ends: 11/10/2021 6:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 21 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Join this optional accompanying lab for High School Biology with Dr. Hamilton, with video meetings on osmosis, fermentation, mitosis, genetics, and more.

Special Notes: This course is the optional LAB component for the Biology course with Dr. Hamilton. Students in the LAB are required to also sign up for the Biology course.

This is Part One of a 2-part course. Students are expected to sign up for Part Two in the spring.

It is offered in four different day/time slots so you can choose the day and time best for you and your homeschool.

Total Classes: 7 (Final schedule will be provided on the first day of Biology with Dr. Hamilton.)

Class Dates and Starting Times: Thursdays, October 7 to November 18, 2021.

11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central, 9:30 Mountain, 8:30 Pacific)

Duration: 30 to 45 minutes

Prerequisite: Must be taken concurrently with Biology with Dr. Hamilton

Suggested Grade Level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested Credit: 1 full semester Biology Lab

Fee: $37 if you register on or before July 15, 2021. $57 after July 15 for all LAB classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Christine Hamilton, PhD

Course Description: There will be 7 labs that are explicitly aligned with the Biology Part One classes. Biology Part One Labs are to be performed with minimum equipment and will consist of common household supplies. A list will be provided in the syllabus.

Course Outline:

Week 1 Osmosis Lab – In this investigation, we will use a hen’s fresh egg to determine what happens during osmosis and diffusion across membranes.

Week 2 Fermentation – We will set up a fermentation in a closed system and capture the generated carbon dioxide to carbonate root beer.

Week 3 Mitosis Flip Book – We are drawing our own, moving cell division!

Week 4 Punnett Square – Applying our knowledge of phenotypes and genotypes to complete a worksheet.

Week 5 Genetic Match – Students will determine the presence of certain high-frequency traits in themselves and their family members.

Week 6 DNA Extraction – We will be creating a mixture to extract DNA from a strawberry!

Week 7 M&M Lab – Activity to simulate the process of radioactive decay and to illustrate the concept of half-life.

Course Materials: LAB booklet for purchase under $20.
 https://www.amazon.com/Biology-Lab-Part-Homeschool-Connections/dp/B09BY852BJ/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie

Homework: All work is done in class, or students can opt to perform labs at home after class.
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Starts Starts: 10/7/2021 11:30 AM
Ends Ends: 11/18/2021 12:15 PM
Sessions Sessions: 7
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 1 open seat left
Class Size Class size: 32 seats
 
Join this optional accompanying lab for High School Biology with Dr. Hamilton, with video meetings on osmosis, fermentation, mitosis, genetics, and more.

Special Notes:
This course is the optional LAB component for the Biology course with Dr. Hamilton. Students in the LAB are required to also sign up for the Biology course.

This is Part One of a 2-part course. Students are expected to sign up for Part Two in the spring.

It is offered in four different day/time slots so you can choose the day and time best for you and your homeschool.

Total Classes: 7 (Final schedule will be provided on the first day of Biology with Dr. Hamilton.)

Class Dates and Starting Times: Fridays, October 8 to November 19, 2021.

2:30 PM Eastern (1:30 Central, 12:30 Mountain, 11:30 Pacific)

Duration: 30 to 45 minutes

Prerequisite: Must be taken concurrently with Biology with Dr. Hamilton

Suggested Grade Level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested Credit: 1 full semester Biology Lab

Fee: $37 if you register on or before July 15, 2021. $57 after July 15 for all LAB classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Christine Hamilton, PhD

Course Description: There will be 7 labs that are explicitly aligned with the Biology Part One classes. Biology Part One Labs are to be performed with minimum equipment and will consist of common household supplies. A list will be provided in the syllabus.

Course Outline:

Week 1 Osmosis Lab – In this investigation, we will use a hen’s fresh egg to determine what happens during osmosis and diffusion across membranes.

Week 2 Fermentation – We will set up a fermentation in a closed system and capture the generated carbon dioxide to carbonate root beer.

Week 3 Mitosis Flip Book – We are drawing our own, moving cell division!

Week 4 Punnett Square – Applying our knowledge of phenotypes and genotypes to complete a worksheet.

Week 5 Genetic Match – Students will determine the presence of certain high-frequency traits in themselves and their family members.

Week 6 DNA Extraction – We will be creating a mixture to extract DNA from a strawberry!

Week 7 M&M Lab – Activity to simulate the process of radioactive decay and to illustrate the concept of half-life.

Course Materials: LAB booklet for purchase under $20. 
https://www.amazon.com/Biology-Lab-Part-Homeschool-Connections/dp/B09BY852BJ/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie

Homework: All work is done in class, or students can opt to perform labs at home after class.
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Starts Starts: 10/8/2021 2:30 PM
Ends Ends: 11/19/2021 3:15 PM
Sessions Sessions: 7
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 17 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 32 seats
 

Make your writing strong & clear- and master the most critical foundations needed for excellent high school writing. Take the 9-1 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special notes: Due to the popularity of this course, it is offered during six time slots in the fall. Choose the slot that works best for you.

This is the second of a 4-part series. Continue with the HS 9 series (9-3 and 9-4) for a full year of Writing.

Total Classes: 8

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Mondays, 11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central, 9:30 Mountain, 8:30 Pacific)

October 18 to December 13, 2021 (No class Nov. 1)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: Required: Writing Essentials 1: Essential Punctuation and Grammar I (HS 9-1). Prerequisite can be taken either live or through Unlimited Access. Alternative to prerequisite: a passing assessment from the Aquinas Writing Advantage Assessment service, https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/writing-evaluations.

Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade: however, all students are welcome.

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Combine with High School Writing Essentials 1 (HS 9-1) for a full semester.

Instructors: Sharon Hamric-Weis, BSEd, JD

Fee: $177 on or before July 15, 2021. $197 after July 15 for all 8 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Course Description: In this key foundational course, gain the skills that make writing strong and clear, lacking nothing—to articulate ideas well in writing for all of high-school-level work. The most important foundations of high school writing are introduced and discussed, and students learn the keys to perfecting strong sentences and paragraphs learn nine basic forms of rhetoric focus on linear academic writing for a purpose practice transitions and connectives, parallelism, paraphrasing, and summary review punctuation as it influences excellence in writing (comma, semicolon, colon, and dash use) learn how to recognize and correct common grammar struggles understand the characteristics of an effective introduction, body, and conclusion learn prewriting, drafting, and editing skills and practice sculpting a piece of writing with direction, receiving specific feedback from the instructor.

Course Outline:

  • Class 1: Audience, purpose, and word choice

  • Class 2: Perfecting strong sentence and paragraph construction

  • Class 3: Nine forms of rhetoric (and what they have to do with great writing)

  • Class 4: Linear writing for a purpose: more strong sentences and paragraphs

  • Class 5: How to effectively use transitions/connectives and parallelism

  • Class 6: Punctuation and excellent writing: the comma, colon, semicolon, and dash conquering common grammar struggles

  • Class 7: The introduction, body, and conclusion prewriting for success

  • Class 8: Drafting for success editing and polishing your writing

Course Materials:

Homework: Students will have weekly writing assignments with grading and direct feedback from the instructor. Expect an estimated five hours per week for homework (outside of class time) that includes reading, writing, and responding to feedback.

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Starts Starts: 10/18/2021 11:30 AM
Ends Ends: 12/13/2021 12:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 8
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 5 wait spaces available
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 

Make your writing strong & clear- and master the most critical foundations needed for excellent high school writing. Take the 9-1 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special notes: Due to the popularity of this course, it is offered during six time slots in the fall. Choose the slot that works best for you.

This is the second of a 4-part series. Continue with the HS 9 series (9-3 and 9-4) for a full year of Writing.


Total Classes: 8

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Mondays, 1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central, 11:00 Mountain, 10:00 Pacific)

October 18 to December 13, 2021 (No class Nov. 1)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: Required: Writing Essentials 1: Essential Punctuation and Grammar I (HS 9-1). Prerequisite can be taken either live or through Unlimited Access. Alternative to prerequisite: a passing assessment from the Aquinas Writing Advantage Assessment service, https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/writing-evaluations.

Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade: however, all students are welcome.

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Combine with High School Writing Essentials 1 (HS 9-1) for a full semester.

Instructors: Nick Wilson

Fee: $177 on or before July 15, 2021. $197 after July 15 for all 8 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Course Description: In this key foundational course, gain the skills that make writing strong and clear, lacking nothing—to articulate ideas well in writing for all of high-school-level work. The most important foundations of high school writing are introduced and discussed, and students learn the keys to perfecting strong sentences and paragraphs learn nine basic forms of rhetoric focus on linear academic writing for a purpose practice transitions and connectives, parallelism, paraphrasing, and summary review punctuation as it influences excellence in writing (comma, semicolon, colon, and dash use) learn how to recognize and correct common grammar struggles understand the characteristics of an effective introduction, body, and conclusion learn prewriting, drafting, and editing skills and practice sculpting a piece of writing with direction, receiving specific feedback from the instructor.

Course Outline:

  • Class 1: Audience, purpose, and word choice

  • Class 2: Perfecting strong sentence and paragraph construction

  • Class 3: Nine forms of rhetoric (and what they have to do with great writing)

  • Class 4: Linear writing for a purpose: more strong sentences and paragraphs

  • Class 5: How to effectively use transitions/connectives and parallelism

  • Class 6: Punctuation and excellent writing: the comma, colon, semicolon, and dash conquering common grammar struggles

  • Class 7: The introduction, body, and conclusion prewriting for success

  • Class 8: Drafting for success editing and polishing your writing

Course Materials:

Homework: Students will have weekly writing assignments with grading and direct feedback from the instructor. Expect an estimated five hours per week for homework (outside of class time) that includes reading, writing, and responding to feedback.

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Starts Starts: 10/18/2021 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 12/13/2021 2:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 8
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 1 open seat left
Class Size Class size: 26 seats
 

Make your writing strong & clear- and master the most critical foundations needed for excellent high school writing. Take the 9-1 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special notes: Due to the popularity of this course, it is offered during six time slots in the fall. Choose the slot that works best for you.

This is the second of a 4-part series. Continue with the HS 9 series (9-3 and 9-4) for a full year of Writing.

Total Classes: 8

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Mondays, 2:30 PM Eastern (1:30 Central, 12:30 Mountain, 11:30 Pacific)

October 18 to December 13, 2021 (No class Nov. 1)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: Required: Writing Essentials 1: Essential Punctuation and Grammar I (HS 9-1). Prerequisite can be taken either live or through Unlimited Access. Alternative to prerequisite: a passing assessment from the Aquinas Writing Advantage Assessment service, https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/writing-evaluations.

Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade: however, all students are welcome.

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Combine with High School Writing Essentials 1 (HS 9-1) for a full semester.

Instructors: Nick Wilson

Fee: $177 on or before July 15, 2021. $197 after July 15 for all 8 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Course Description: In this key foundational course, gain the skills that make writing strong and clear, lacking nothing—to articulate ideas well in writing for all of high-school-level work. The most important foundations of high school writing are introduced and discussed, and students learn the keys to perfecting strong sentences and paragraphs learn nine basic forms of rhetoric focus on linear academic writing for a purpose practice transitions and connectives, parallelism, paraphrasing, and summary review punctuation as it influences excellence in writing (comma, semicolon, colon, and dash use) learn how to recognize and correct common grammar struggles understand the characteristics of an effective introduction, body, and conclusion learn prewriting, drafting, and editing skills and practice sculpting a piece of writing with direction, receiving specific feedback from the instructor.

Course Outline:

  • Class 1: Audience, purpose, and word choice

  • Class 2: Perfecting strong sentence and paragraph construction

  • Class 3: Nine forms of rhetoric (and what they have to do with great writing)

  • Class 4: Linear writing for a purpose: more strong sentences and paragraphs

  • Class 5: How to effectively use transitions/connectives and parallelism

  • Class 6: Punctuation and excellent writing: the comma, colon, semicolon, and dash conquering common grammar struggles

  • Class 7: The introduction, body, and conclusion prewriting for success

  • Class 8: Drafting for success editing and polishing your writing

Course Materials:

Homework: Students will have weekly writing assignments with grading and direct feedback from the instructor. Expect an estimated five hours per week for homework (outside of class time) that includes reading, writing, and responding to feedback.

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Starts Starts: 10/18/2021 2:30 PM
Ends Ends: 12/13/2021 3:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 8
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 10 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 

Make your writing strong & clear- and master the most critical foundations needed for excellent high school writing. Take the 9-1 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special notes: Due to the popularity of this course, it is offered during six time slots in the fall. Choose the slot that works best for you.

This is the second of a 4-part series. Continue with the HS 9 series (9-3 and 9-4) for a full year of Writing.

Total Classes: 8

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Wednesdays, 1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central, 11:00 Mountain, 10:00 Pacific)

October 20 to December 15, 2021. (No class Dec. 8)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: Required: Writing Essentials 1: Essential Punctuation and Grammar I (HS 9-1). Prerequisite can be taken either live or through Unlimited Access. Alternative to prerequisite: a passing assessment from the Aquinas Writing Advantage Assessment service, https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/writing-evaluations.

Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade: however, all students are welcome.

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Combine with High School Writing Essentials 1 (HS 9-1) for a full semester.

Instructors: Sharon Hamric-Weis, BSEd, JD

Fee: $177 on or before July 15, 2021. $197 after July 15 for all 8 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Course Description: In this key foundational course, gain the skills that make writing strong and clear, lacking nothing—to articulate ideas well in writing for all of high-school-level work. The most important foundations of high school writing are introduced and discussed, and students learn the keys to perfecting strong sentences and paragraphs learn nine basic forms of rhetoric focus on linear academic writing for a purpose practice transitions and connectives, parallelism, paraphrasing, and summary review punctuation as it influences excellence in writing (comma, semicolon, colon, and dash use) learn how to recognize and correct common grammar struggles understand the characteristics of an effective introduction, body, and conclusion learn prewriting, drafting, and editing skills and practice sculpting a piece of writing with direction, receiving specific feedback from the instructor.

Course Outline:

  • Class 1: Audience, purpose, and word choice

  • Class 2: Perfecting strong sentence and paragraph construction

  • Class 3: Nine forms of rhetoric (and what they have to do with great writing)

  • Class 4: Linear writing for a purpose: more strong sentences and paragraphs

  • Class 5: How to effectively use transitions/connectives and parallelism

  • Class 6: Punctuation and excellent writing: the comma, colon, semicolon, and dash conquering common grammar struggles

  • Class 7: The introduction, body, and conclusion prewriting for success

  • Class 8: Drafting for success editing and polishing your writing

Course Materials:

Homework: Students will have weekly writing assignments with grading and direct feedback from the instructor. Expect an estimated five hours per week for homework (outside of class time) that includes reading, writing, and responding to feedback.

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Starts Starts: 10/20/2021 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 12/15/2021 2:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 8
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 4 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 

Make your writing strong & clear- and master the most critical foundations needed for excellent high school writing. Take the 9-1 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special notes: Due to the popularity of this course, it is offered during six time slots in the fall. Choose the slot that works best for you.

This is the second of a 4-part series. Continue with the HS 9 series (9-3 and 9-4) for a full year of Writing.

Total Classes: 8

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Wednesdays, 2:30 PM Eastern (1:30 Central, 12:30 Mountain, 11:30 Pacific)

October 20 to December 15, 2021. (No class Dec. 8)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: Required: Writing Essentials 1: Essential Punctuation and Grammar I (HS 9-1). Prerequisite can be taken either live or through Unlimited Access. Alternative to prerequisite: a passing assessment from the Aquinas Writing Advantage Assessment service, https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/writing-evaluations.

Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade: however, all students are welcome.

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Combine with High School Writing Essentials 1 (HS 9-1) for a full semester.

Instructors: Nick Wilson

Fee: $177 on or before July 15, 2021. $197 after July 15 for all 8 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Course Description: In this key foundational course, gain the skills that make writing strong and clear, lacking nothing—to articulate ideas well in writing for all of high-school-level work. The most important foundations of high school writing are introduced and discussed, and students learn the keys to perfecting strong sentences and paragraphs learn nine basic forms of rhetoric focus on linear academic writing for a purpose practice transitions and connectives, parallelism, paraphrasing, and summary review punctuation as it influences excellence in writing (comma, semicolon, colon, and dash use) learn how to recognize and correct common grammar struggles understand the characteristics of an effective introduction, body, and conclusion learn prewriting, drafting, and editing skills and practice sculpting a piece of writing with direction, receiving specific feedback from the instructor.

Course Outline:

  • Class 1: Audience, purpose, and word choice

  • Class 2: Perfecting strong sentence and paragraph construction

  • Class 3: Nine forms of rhetoric (and what they have to do with great writing)

  • Class 4: Linear writing for a purpose: more strong sentences and paragraphs

  • Class 5: How to effectively use transitions/connectives and parallelism

  • Class 6: Punctuation and excellent writing: the comma, colon, semicolon, and dash conquering common grammar struggles

  • Class 7: The introduction, body, and conclusion prewriting for success

  • Class 8: Drafting for success editing and polishing your writing

Course Materials:

Homework: Students will have weekly writing assignments with grading and direct feedback from the instructor. Expect an estimated five hours per week for homework (outside of class time) that includes reading, writing, and responding to feedback.

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Starts Starts: 10/20/2021 2:30 PM
Ends Ends: 12/15/2021 3:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 8
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 9 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 

Make your writing strong & clear- and master the most critical foundations needed for excellent high school writing. Take the 9-1 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special notes: Due to the popularity of this course, it is offered during six time slots in the fall. Choose the slot that works best for you.

This is the second of a 4-part series. Continue with the HS 9 series (9-3 and 9-4) for a full year of Writing.

Total Classes: 8

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Thursdays, 4:00 PM Eastern (3:00 Central, 2:00 Mountain, 1:00 Pacific)

October 21 to December 16, 2021. (No class Nov. 25)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: Required: Writing Essentials 1: Essential Punctuation and Grammar I (HS 9-1). Prerequisite can be taken either live or through Unlimited Access. Alternative to prerequisite: a passing assessment from the Aquinas Writing Advantage Assessment service, https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/writing-evaluations.

Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade: however, all students are welcome.

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Combine with High School Writing Essentials 1 (HS 9-1) for a full semester.

Instructors: Nick Wilson

Fee: $177 on or before July 15, 2021. $197 after July 15 for all 8 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Course Description: In this key foundational course, gain the skills that make writing strong and clear, lacking nothing—to articulate ideas well in writing for all of high-school-level work. The most important foundations of high school writing are introduced and discussed, and students learn the keys to perfecting strong sentences and paragraphs learn nine basic forms of rhetoric focus on linear academic writing for a purpose practice transitions and connectives, parallelism, paraphrasing, and summary review punctuation as it influences excellence in writing (comma, semicolon, colon, and dash use) learn how to recognize and correct common grammar struggles understand the characteristics of an effective introduction, body, and conclusion learn prewriting, drafting, and editing skills and practice sculpting a piece of writing with direction, receiving specific feedback from the instructor.

Course Outline:

  • Class 1: Audience, purpose, and word choice

  • Class 2: Perfecting strong sentence and paragraph construction

  • Class 3: Nine forms of rhetoric (and what they have to do with great writing)

  • Class 4: Linear writing for a purpose: more strong sentences and paragraphs

  • Class 5: How to effectively use transitions/connectives and parallelism

  • Class 6: Punctuation and excellent writing: the comma, colon, semicolon, and dash conquering common grammar struggles

  • Class 7: The introduction, body, and conclusion prewriting for success

  • Class 8: Drafting for success editing and polishing your writing

Course Materials:

Homework: Students will have weekly writing assignments with grading and direct feedback from the instructor. Expect an estimated five hours per week for homework (outside of class time) that includes reading, writing, and responding to feedback.

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Starts Starts: 10/21/2021 4:00 PM
Ends Ends: 12/16/2021 5:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 8
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 9 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Excel in all of learning with this absolutely FREE 4-Session course! Learn the most important, must-have skills for school success, and find out how to get the highest listening skills for understanding, how to take the best notes from a lecture and from a text, how to listen and read “actively” for greater connection and higher comprehension, the best ways to prepare for a test, how to take timed tests effectively and more!

Special Notes:
Homeschool Connections offers this course absolutely free, as it lays a foundation of study skills to help students be successful in all of their school courses.

Due to the popularity of this course, it is offered twice in the fall semester and once in the Spring semester. Choose the dates and times that work best for your family.

Total Classes: 4

Class Dates and Times:

Fridays, October 22 to November 12, 2021

11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central 9:30 Mountain 8:30 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: None

Suggested Grade Level: 7th to 12th grade

Fee: FREE

Instructor: Erin M. Brown, MA, MFA

Course Description: Get the skills to become strong, confident, and able to study for any high school level course with success! This course is a must-have for students who want to make learning and test taking the easiest (and most successful) that it can be. You’ll learn the skills of active listening and active reading (what they are and how they work for you), note taking and annotation (for any “live” or online course or learning situation), critical reading skills for comprehension (to remember what we’ve read faster and with easier recall), test-taking skills (how to prepare for tests and what to do during tests), and more. You’ll use these skills in high school, college, and beyond. Be prepared for the future and do well in your coursework today when you take this course!

Course Outline:

Class 1: Active listening and how to take notes effectively

Class 2: Active reading and how to study effectively

Class 3: Critical reading skills for comprehension

Class 4: Test-taking in a timed setting

Course Materials: All materials are provided free within the course.

Homework: This is a lecture course with approximately 1.5 to 2 hours of work per class (reading and auto-graded quizzes).

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Starts Starts: 10/22/2021 11:30 AM
Ends Ends: 11/12/2021 12:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 4
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 5 wait spaces available
Class Size Class size: 60 seats
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