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Spring Essay Writing Courses!

Spring semester is right around the corner, and the Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community is excited to share our upcoming writing seminars from Dr. Rachel Lott! Dr. Lott holds a Ph.D. in medieval philosophy and combines her expertise as an editor and her passion for great books to create engaging learning experiences for kids.

Here’s a brief overview of her spring offerings. Each of these courses is a two-semester course that began in the fall, but don’t worry! Students are welcome to join in the second semester!

Essay Voyage Seminar (Ages 11-13)
Dates: January 11–April 11, 2024
Time: 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, second Thursday of each month
Cost: $450 (~$50/week)

In this two-semester course, students will:
πŸ“˜ Learn essay structure, thesis statements, and guided research
πŸ“ Get a gentle introduction to MLA formatting
πŸ“š Practice essay writing on literature, history, and architecture topics
πŸ” Receive extensive feedback on each essay

Advanced Essay Writing Seminar (Ages 14-16)
Dates: January 25–April 25, 2024
Time: 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, last Thursday of each month
Cost: $450 (~$50/week)

Designed for high schoolers, this two-semester course focuses on:
🎯 Developing substantive thesis statements and guided research
πŸ“„ Writing essays in standard MLA format on literature and history topics
πŸ”„ Receiving extensive feedback to improve individual strengths and weaknesses

Career and College Writing Seminar (Ages 17-18)
Dates: January 4–May 2, 2024
Time: 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, first Thursday of each month
Cost: $450 (~$50/week)

Tailored for junior and senior high school students, this two-semester course covers:
πŸ“š Learning undergraduate-level research methods
πŸ“ Receiving an introduction to professional academic scholarship
πŸŽ“ Developing substantive theses and conducting independent research for research papers

Enroll today, and watch your teen embark on a journey to writing excellence. If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact us at (845) 726-4444. Our phone lines are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

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