MCT Online Courses Autumn 2016

Posted on: 08/09/2016 Back to all blog posts

This autumn Michael Clay Thompson is offering three new online literature courses, as well as continuing the writing assessment programs for Essay Voyage and Advanced Academic Writing.

LITERATURE TRILOGIES

The literature courses are for the Mud, Search, and Shadow trilogies. In each case children will get the benefit of Michael’s guidance through the novels. And it will be great fun in particular for many of Mud’s fans to hear Michael comment on the three Mud novels as well as on Mud and his friends on Sentence Island.

There are two levels of participation: Basic and Assessed:

• Those signing up for the Basic level will be able to hear MCT discussing the novels in the trilogy, and they will be able to interact with Michael via email, sending him their comments, observations, and questions each week and getting personal replies from him.

• Those at the Assessed level will have the additional benefit of being able to submit two papers on topics of their choice related to the literature, and Michael himself will respond to their papers offering comments, suggestions, corrections, and encouragement. At the end of the course your child will receive a certificate of completion.

Basic participation for the Literature Course costs $100.
Assessed participation for the Literature Course costs $280.

The time frame: courses will run for fifteen weeks from Tuesday September 6th, to Monday, December 19th, 2016.

Please go to the page with the Registration Form where you can choose your courses.

WRITING ASSESSMENTS

This autumn Michael Clay Thompson once again will personally assess your children’s academic papers with his comments, suggestions, corrections, and encouragement. Michael will work with students doing Essay Voyage (Level 3) and also those doing each of the three levels of Advanced Academic Writing.

Writing is the essential skill that the entire MCT English language arts curriculum is designed to develop. Parents have found many ways of guiding, correcting, and assessing their children’s papers; this opportunity gives them another powerful option.

The time frame: The writing assessment courses will run for fifteen weeks from Tuesday, September 6th, to Monday, December 19th, 2016.

The Essay Voyage students can submit up to four papers of their choice. Cost: $350 for each child.

The Advanced Academic Writing students can submit up to three papers of their choice. Cost: $400 for each child.

At the end of the course, each child will receive a certificate of completion from Royal Fireworks Press.

Applications are now open for the autumn courses. Please go to the page with the Registration Form.

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