In this short course, students learn to write a textual analysis. A textual analysis is a type of essay that middle, high school and college students are often asked to write. Whenever a student is told to write a review on someone else’s work, that is a textual analysis essay. For example, book reviews, movie reviews, and product reviews are examples of textual analysis essays.
The textual analysis short course is very helpful to students' education because it makes them practice their critical thinking skills in depth and share those thoughts in organized, multi-paragraph written form. Not only are students taught to make objective observations, but they’re also taught to support their observations with clear and specific examples. The textual analysis essay short course teaches students to construct well thought out, well supported arguments. The ability to do this quickly and easily in an important skill that will serve them well in their future endeavors. Additionally, kids are trained in a 5-step writing process that they can apply to any writing project they face in the future.
Completion of this course will equal .125 credits in high school English. Please see our article on Evaluation of High School Credits for more information.
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Please note that this short course is one of the four units that comprise our full Essay Rock Star program available for $197.