Hone your teens' writing skills as they prepare to apply to colleges or enter the work force! Offering tried-and-true principles to help students write top-notch essays, Myers's interactive 10-unit curriculum covers thesis statements; key elements of organization; transitions; introductions; conclusions; and other foundational concepts. Includes teacher's manual with lesson plans, exercises, practical tips, and more. Approx. 120 pages each, two spiralbound softcovers.
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Customer Reviews for The Elegant Essay: Building Blocks for Analytical Writing Set Updated Edition
Review 1 for The Elegant Essay: Building Blocks for Analytical Writing Set Updated Edition
EXTREMELY different from other IEW products
Date:March 28, 2014
We have been successfully using IEW for a few years. So when my son finished SICC-B and the little flowchart said to use The Elegant Essay next, I bought it. I am used to students working very independently with IEW. But TEE is *extremely* teacher-intensive. It is geared toward classroom/co-op use, and if the teacher is not available or not able to teach the material, the student simply can't do it. The teacher's guide is very vague, and in order to teach, the teacher must use the student book in addition to the teacher's guide - all of the information is not in the teacher's guide.
I am very unhappy with this purchase and am looking for an alternative to teach my son the same material so we can get back to IEW for SICC-C. We have managed to slog through about 3-4 chapters, and those have been an utter disaster. I simply can't do any more.
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Review 2 for The Elegant Essay: Building Blocks for Analytical Writing Set Updated Edition
Great method for essay writing
Date:September 27, 2012
I am using these books (teacher and student editions) to teach a homeschool high school composition class. Myer's method of organization is logical and easily learned by the teens in my class. It is necessary to have the student edition along with the teacher's book. Some components are in one or the other, not both.
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Review 3 for The Elegant Essay: Building Blocks for Analytical Writing Set Updated Edition
Date:July 13, 2011
I have overviewed Elegant Essay in preparing to do the Elegant Essay boot camp with my dd15 this summer. It looks good, and I must say, what I like best about the IEW products ( I have PAL for my youngest) is that they actually teach you how to teach. Many of us are not gifted teachers, and instead of learning the skill through years of practice, I can pick this IEW project and be at least a competent teacher right away! Pretty good, I say!
My only suggestion is I wish the front/back cover was laminated, or wipeable. I've already gotten it wet accidentally, and it looks, well, very used already.