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Essay Styles

Essay Styles for High School

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


YES, you can successfully teach your homeschooled student high school composition using our Essay Styles course.

Essay Styles is our beginning high school writing course, perfect for your 9th grader (or advanced 8th grader ready for high school level work). This foundational high school writing course will help you teach your student the five most common essay styles required in high school and college writing: Narrative • Expository • Descriptive • Persuasive • Comparison-Contrast

Essay Styles for high school

Essay Styles uses step-by-step instructions to help teach your student:

  • how to choose an appropriate topic
  • to write a solid thesis statement
  • how to support your thesis statement with powerful points
  • proper note-taking, research procedures and correct presentation of sources
  • how each of the five types of essays are put together, and
  • what the purpose is of each type of essay


Additional features of our Essay Styles course:

  • clear evaluation instructions and rubrics for grading, making this begining high school writing course easy to teach and to grade
  • examples of each essay style written by actual high school students, to give you and your student examples of real high school level writing
  • the opportunity to use the course for optional honors credit
  • a glossary of terms to help you and your student understand the basics of high school writing
  • outlining examples, editing checklists, rubric directions, and templates for each essay style
  • detailed, illustrated instructions and examples of a graded essay using Microsoft Word’s reviewing function

Moreover, for the perfect foundation for the beginning high school student, combine Essay Styles with General Literature for 9th grade English!

Have an older high school student? Use Essay Styles for a one semester English elective for any high school student who needs a solid composition course at the high school level.

See the Table of Contents and sample of Essay Styles for High School.

We recommend this course as a prerequisite to all of our literature and history courses, or your student can take it concurrently with another of our courses. Read about our other history, literature and composition courses for high school.

Essay Styles for High School is 100+ pages, printed black and white and coil bound.

Weight .9 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 11 x .75 in

2 reviews for Essay Styles for High School

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have used the Essay Styles for High School curriculum again and again over the past two years for multiple classes including a creative writing class, two US history classes, an American literature class, and a literary analysis class. It has become my staple curriculum/reference book on how to write narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive and comparison/contrast essays. This curriculum takes you through each step needed to successfully write each of these essays, along with essay examples, outlining methods, editing checklists, and grading rubrics. The course is very easy to follow and can be used alone as an essay course, or used in conjunction with another course like a literature course. My daughter’s writing has improved because of using this course in our homeschooling. I even think that she will be taking this booklet to college in a few years!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robin W.

    I used Essay Styles for my senior, sophmore and eighth grader last year. My senior was a strong writer already but my sophmore and eighth grader were not. All three students consistently wrote strong, organized essays the entire semester. I was very pleased. I highly recommend Essay Styles.

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