Aquinas Writing Advantage from Homeschool Connections

Homeschool Connections’ Aquinas Writing Advantage is a full writing program for middle through high school students – with individual courses where you can blend together exactly what you need, to make the perfect writing curriculum for your child.

  • All the writing classes you need, from middle through high school, beginner through advanced.
  • Courses that are complete, progressive, and thorough.
  • All of the writing skills needed—foundations, development, advanced, and creative writing.
  • Leaves no gaps in your student’s writing skills.
  • Fully prepares your student for college and the workplace.
  • Advances and increases writing skills faster than a grade-based program through its skills-based format, allowing you to pick and choose exactly what you need.

MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL
Foundations

  • Middle School Essential Writing 1: Punctuation and Grammar (6 weeks)
  • Middle School Essential Writing 2: Sentences and Paragraphs (6 weeks)
  • Middle School Simplified Writing 1 (8 weeks)

Development

  • Middle School Simplified Writing 2: Essays and Papers (8 weeks)

Creative (Middle and High School)

  • Fiction: Description and Setting (4 weeks)
  • Fiction: Character and Dialogue (4 weeks)
  • Fiction: Plot and Structure (4 weeks)
  • Fiction: Theme, Style, and Point of View (4 weeks)
  • Fiction: Conflict (4 weeks)
  • Fiction: Authoring a Book (4 weeks)
  • The Hero’s Journey and Mythic Structure for Writers 1: Archetypes (8 weeks)
  • The Hero’s Journey and Mythic Structure for Writers 2: Form (8 weeks)
  • Poetry Writing I; Joining the Great Tradition (14 weeks)
  • Coming 2016/2017: Screenwriting
  • IGH SCHOOL LEVEL
    Foundations

    • How to be an Excellent Student (4 weeks)
    • High School Essential Writing 1: Punctuation and Grammar (6 weeks)
    • High School Simplified Writing 1 (8 weeks)

    Development

    • High School Essential Writing 2: Paragraphs and Essays (6 weeks)
    • Vocabulary and Writing, Part One (14 weeks)
    • Vocabulary and Writing, Part Two (14 weeks)

    Advanced

    • High School Simplified Writing 2: Rhetoric, Essays, and Papers (10 weeks)
    • High School Simplified Writing 3: Research Writing (College Prep) (10 weeks)
    • Coming 2016/2017: The 5-Paragraph Essay and Beyond
    To download the Aquinas Writing Advantage Suggested Scope and Sequence, click HERE.
    To register for live, interactive courses, click HERE.
    To sign up for recorded, independent-learning courses (Unlimited Access), click HERE.

Author: Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur, editor of "Today's Catholic Homeschooling", is the mother of two biological sons and one adopted daughter. She is in her thirteenth year of homeschooling. She has a B.A. in History and Fine Art and a Master's Degree in Applied Theology. She is the author of "The Crash Course Guide to Catholic Homeschooling" and "The Power of Forgiveness". She blogs at spiritualwomanthoughts.blogspot.com