The One Day Persuasive Essay Seminar – Lapeer

The One Day Persuasive Essay Seminar – Lapeer

Every teenager should be able to compose a clear and effective essay. This knowledge is essential for college success, as well as a high score on the ACT Plus Writing achievement test. Would you like your student to learn these required skills all in one day? On May 29, from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM, the popular 4 week essay workshop condensed into one day will be offered. The seminar will be held at the Lapeer Free Methodist Church.

This practical and fast-paced 4-1/2 hour workshop for high school students (ages 14+) will teach the basics of persuasive essay writing. Students will learn to construct a basic five paragraph essay and then enhance the fundamental structure with advanced techniques. Information specific to the ACT essay test will be included. Quality in-depth feedback will be provided on two essays so that students will learn from their errors and improve their writing. Students will also learn how to self-evaluate their writing. Note: The instructor will assume that all students are able to compose a coherent paragraph with a topic sentence.

This seminar is for grades 9-12 (ages 14+). Mature 8th graders or 13 year olds will be considered. If you are unsure if this class is a good fit, contact Lisa at to discuss it. No one under age 13 may take this class.

Cost is $40 (cash or check, due on the day of class before the class begins.) The cost includes 4-1/2 hours of instruction and in-depth evaluation of two essays. One essay will be written in class and returned by mail with suggestions within one week. Also included in class fee is one email evaluation of one typed essay of up to 600 words within one year of class date.

Students MUST BRING a handwritten first draft essay to class. Instructions will be given when student registers.

Parents are welcome to listen to the seminar. However, unregistered children and teenagers may not join the class. Please make other
arrangements for your other children if you plan to stay and listen. No talking or electronic devices will be allowed during class. Bring notebook paper and two pencils or pens and a thesaurus if you have one.

The schedule for the day will be as follows:
9:00 – 10:00 Organizing the Essay, Thesis Statements
5 minute break
10:05-11:05 Paragraphing, Writing a Rough Draft, ACT scoring
25 minute break for lunch
11:30 – 12:30 Word Choice, Transitions, Choosing Specific Examples
5 minute break
12:35 – 1:35 Common grammar errors, Self-evaluation, Counter-arguments,
Bringing Your Essay to the Next Level
10 minute break
1:45 to 2:30 Essay practice and ending instructions

To register for this important seminar, please email the following information to
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Student Email Address (if any):

Lindsey Clair

Lindsey Clair is a homeschooling mother of three daughters. She is married to her best friend Ron since 1999! Lindsey possesses a degree in Child Development and just completed her BS degree in business marketing with a social media concentration. She is currently a professional blogger and social media manager. Lindsey is also a trained musician in the areas of piano and vocals. Her hobbies include reading, shopping, blogging, and hanging out with family and friends.