Write for Success

Write for Success

Compose. Create. Communicate.

Write for Success offers a virtual classroom designed to provide your child with online writing instruction.

Institute for Excellence in Writing

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Courses

Live Class with Instructor Evaluation

  • Available for all Intermediate and Advanced courses
  • Occurs weekly at a specific day & time for 30 weeks
  • Meets through web conferencing via Adobe Connect
  • Live, interactive class
  • Personal protected webpage to access everything needed for lessons
  • Evaluated assignments with instructor feedback
  • Access to instructor
  • Recordings of class available all year
  • No additional curriculum needed for most classes
  • Material is presented from a biblical Christian perspective (Doctrinal Statement)

Recorded Class with Instructor Evaluation

  • Available for all Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced courses
  • Follows same weekly schedule as live classes for 30 weeks
  • Watch recorded lesson at any time during the week
  • Personal protected webpage to access everything needed for lessons
  • Evaluated assignments with feedback
  • Access to instructor
  • Recordings of class available all year
  • No additional curriculum needed for most classes
  • Material is presented from a biblical Christian perspective (Doctrinal Statement)

Students will receive thirty weeks of instruction.  The Elementary 1 course will cover Units 1 – 7 of the Institute for Excellence in Writing Structure and Style Syllabus.  Elementary 2 and 3 will cover Units 1 – 9.  Each level will receive training in writing various types of composition. Lessons include writing outlines, summarizations, reports, essays, and critiques.  Techniques for improving word choices and sentence structure are introduced as well.  Elementary lectures are only available as the recorded option; however, assignments still receive instructor feedback.

Students will receive thirty weeks of instruction from Units 1 – 9 of the Institute for Excellence in Writing Structure and Style Syllabus, providing them writing experience in various types of composition.  Lessons include writing outlines, summarizations, reports, essays, and critiques.  Techniques for improving word choices and sentence structure are introduced as well.  Live sessions are limited to 15 students.

The Advanced 1 course offers basic high school composition including outlining, writing summaries and reports, and composing various types of basic essays as well as summarizing, critiquing, and analyzing literature. This provides a strong foundation which can be applied to future writing needs.

The Advanced 2 course focuses on advanced essay writing techniques. Students apply the techniques they learn as they write various types of essays including one 7- to 9-page paper with citations. They also prepare and give a class presentation.

The Advanced 3 course sharpens research and writing skills by completing three research papers with instruction in research paper format, the online and offline research process, and proper paraphrasing, quoting and citing.

All three courses develop techniques for improving sentence structure and vocabulary. Students receive thirty weeks of instruction. Live sessions are limited to 15 students.

About

Write for Success provides an online writing class experience utilizing the Canvas learning management system and Adobe Connect classroom. Fourth- through twelfth-grade students enroll in either live or recorded classes and complete assignments which receive instructor feedback.  Through the classes offered, students learn to use the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) method to write with structure and style.

This incremental approach teaches writing through the use of structures and modeling to help students with the process of organizing and presenting their ideas.  Additionally, students are trained to use techniques which improve word choices and sentence structure.

As a certified instructor with the Institute for Excellence in Writing program, I look forward to coaching students and giving them tools to help them gain confidence in their ability to write well.

Opportunities are available for beginners as well as those who are already familiar with this system.  Check out all class options to see which course best meets your child’s needs, and enable your child to begin learning from the comfort of your own home.

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Testimonials

What Parents and Students are Saying

“Mrs. Empfield’s Advanced 3 class was a wonderful choice for both my daughter, who is now in college, and my son, who is a senior in high school. My daughter tells how easy it was for her to do her college papers after having spent a year under Mrs. Empfield’s tutelage. Other students were struggling, but not my daughter!
I am sure that it will be the same for my son. He tells me he really likes how Mrs. Empfield teaches and also how she runs her class. She is very attentive to the needs of her students and leaves informative notes that help him improve his work. He says he is pleasantly challenged by the class!
For anyone considering if this might be a good choice for their family, I highly recommend Write for Success! It is a great way for your student to learn top-notch writing skills and learn to be accountable to a teacher other than the parent. I give Mrs. Empfield and Write for Success an A+!”

Suzanne C.

“My boys have taken a mix of elementary, intermediate, and advanced classes over four years from Mrs. Empfield. They have both flourished under her teaching. My student that started with the Elementary I class had minimal writing experience at the time, but Mrs. Empfield’s clear step-by-step instructions helped him understand the assignments and do most of the work independently. As a parent, I am grateful for the advanced classes on writing essays and research papers, which my other student has completed. I really appreciate the thoroughness of Ann’s instruction, the clear daily assignments, and the beneficial feedback that help both of my students complete their assignments with minimal effort on my part. I am confident that they are developing an excellent foundation for future high school and college writing assignments.”

Sharilee J.

Last summer, I was looking for ways to improve my boys’ experiences with writing. As their homeschool teacher, I can easily view files on my students’ webpages, check their submissions, and view their grades. I like the assignment submission process – my boys submit their drafts, receive feedback, edit their work, and then hand in their final papers. Mrs. Empfield always offers positive feedback, which encourages the boys, but she also constructively corrects their work and tells them how to fix it, which has really helped to improve their writing.

Lisa C.

As a homeschooling mom these classes have taken the pressure off me to teach creative writing and have been a wonderful learning experience for my children!  Not only do they learn creative writing skills, but they incorporate grammar, punctuation, and spelling into their writing in a practical way that reinforces their proper use. Basic computer document skills are also acquired as well, which is an added bonus of an online course. Having a deadline for my children and another person besides mom grading their papers prepares them for future education after high school.  Mrs. Empfield is patient and kind and teaches with a lot of positive reinforcement. It truly amazes me what she has accomplished with each one of my children!

Debbie N.