Basic Essay Writing Intensive

Lapeer, MI

Does your high school student know how to write an effective essay?

Solid writing skills can make the difference between success and failure in college.

In just one day, my popular and practical high school essay writing workshop will equip your student with the tools for writing a five-paragraph persuasive essay, an essential academic skill.

This practical workshop for all high school students will teach the basics of persuasive essay writing. Students will learn to effectively compose a basic five paragraph essay and then enhance the fundamental structure with advanced techniques. Information specific to the ACT essay test and other timed essay tests 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.

Wednesday, August 27 from 9 AM to 1 PM

Designed to fit into a busy summer schedule, the Basic Essay Writing Intensive Workshop is only $40. The cost includes 4 hours of instruction and in-depth evaluation of two essays. Also included in class fee is one email evaluation of one typed essay of up to 600 words within one year of class date.

DATE: August 27
TIME: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Be on time!)
LOCATION: Lapeer Free Methodist Church, 1621 N Saginaw St., Lapeer, MI 48446

Designed for busy summer schedules!

Q - Can public school students attend?

A - YES!

Q - Who should take this class?

A - The class is suggested for all 9th graders and for any older student who does not know the basics of essay writing or any student planning to take the SAT or ACT Plus Writing. If you are unsure if this class is a good fit, contact me at or 810-796-2768 to discuss it. Students must be age 13 to take this class.

Q - Can parents or siblings stay?

A - 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.

Q - I can't attend this session. Will there be another?

A -Please contact me and I will attempt to set up a workshop that fits your schedule.

Q - When will the homework essay be returned?

A - Homework essay will be returned by mail with suggestions within one week.

Q - How many essays will students write in this class?

A - Students MUST BRING a handwritten first draft essay to class (instructions will be given when student registers). ONE HOMEWORK ESSAY WILL BE ASSIGNED. One essay will be written in class.

Q - When is the class fee due?

A - Class fee of $40 is due the first day of class, unless other arrangements are made.

Q - How many students do you expect?

A - Minimum of 8 students to hold the class as described. Maximum 20 students.

Q - How do I register?

A - Please register online here:

You may also call 810-796-2768 to register if you are unable to register online.

Lisa Wagner, Writing Instructor

Lisa Wagner is a certified teacher with a Bachelor's degree in English and 20 hours of graduate work in Reading and Language Arts. Her teaching experience includes high school Language Arts and GED Language Arts, as well as years of elementary classroom experience. She has taught high school literature and other classes at Seeds of Faith Homeschool Co-op. She has also been trained as an essay test scorer for a national test scoring company. Her four kids ages 12-19 have always been educated at home. Lisa has written several unpublished (so far!) novels and is seeking a publisher. Her current work-in-progress is a guide to the works of Jane Austen.