English 30 Edmonton

English 30 Edmonton*

* While this course is primarily designed for 30-1 students, 30-2 students are also welcomed. We provide customized 30-2 learning materials and differentiated instruction, just choose "30-2" when registering.


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Instructor: Paula Parker

Price: $89 prepaid OR $100 pay at the door

Course Schedule (Condensed 4 classes/13.25 hours - Same proven course in less time)

Class Date Location Teacher
Class 1 Monday June 4 6:15 pm - 9:30 pm MacEwan University 9-101 Paula Parker
Class 2 Wednesday June 6 6:15 pm - 9:30 pm MacEwan University 9-101 Paula Parker
Class 3 Sunday June 10 1:15 pm - 4:45 pm MacEwan University 9-201 Paula Parker
Class 4 Monday June 11 6:15 pm - 9:30 pm MacEwan University 9-101 Paula Parker

Topic Timeline

Class Number Topic Covered
Class 1 On day one we'll begin by discussing how to be successful on the written response portion of the English Diploma Exam. Course instructors have marked diplomas for over 20 years and she will help students create a clear and executable outline for success. (And quickly dispel any notion that this exam "cannot be studied for")
Students dive in with a short story, and apply "close reading of a text" in order to model the type of reading necessary for full comprehension. The evening will close with a most crucial element of successful writing - the formation of the thesis statement.
Class 2 This class will begin with analysis of examples of successful (and some not so successful) student writing. Next, students will continue the process of writing thesis statements in conjunction with texts they've already seen in class. (Specific content will be analyzed here - students will have the chance to gain fresh perspective on works they studied throughout the year)
The day will finish with an examination of past diploma critical essay questions
Class 3 In this class students will extensively review for Part B of the diploma. Instructors have assembled a comprehensive booklet containing hundreds of exemplar reading comprehension / multiple choice diploma-style questions.
Students will be shown trends in the types of questions to expect and gain valuable practice in examining texts and applying applicable concepts and definitions
Class 4 Class 4 is a continuation from Class 3. See above description

ALREADY STARTED

Instructor: Paula Parker

Price: $89 prepaid OR $100 pay at the door

Course Schedule (Condensed 4 classes/13.25 hours - Same proven course in less time)

Class Date Location Teacher
Class 1 Monday June 4 6:15 pm - 9:30 pm MacEwan University 9-101 Paula Parker
Class 2 Wednesday June 6 6:15 pm - 9:30 pm MacEwan University 9-101 Paula Parker
Class 3 Monday June 11 6:15 pm - 9:30 pm MacEwan University 9-101 Paula Parker
Class 4 Saturday June 16 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm MacEwan University 9-215 Paula Parker

Topic Timeline

Class Number Topic Covered
Class 1 On day one we'll begin by discussing how to be successful on the written response portion of the English Diploma Exam. Course instructors have marked diplomas for over 20 years and she will help students create a clear and executable outline for success. (And quickly dispel any notion that this exam "cannot be studied for")
Students dive in with a short story, and apply "close reading of a text" in order to model the type of reading necessary for full comprehension. The evening will close with a most crucial element of successful writing - the formation of the thesis statement.
Class 2 This class will begin with analysis of examples of successful (and some not so successful) student writing. Next, students will continue the process of writing thesis statements in conjunction with texts they've already seen in class. (Specific content will be analyzed here - students will have the chance to gain fresh perspective on works they studied throughout the year)
The day will finish with an examination of past diploma critical essay questions
Class 3 In this class students will extensively review for Part B of the diploma. Instructors have assembled a comprehensive booklet containing hundreds of exemplar reading comprehension / multiple choice diploma-style questions.
Students will be shown trends in the types of questions to expect and gain valuable practice in examining texts and applying applicable concepts and definitions
Class 4 Class 4 is a continuation from Class 3. See above description

ALREADY STARTED

Instructor: Paula Parker

Price: $90 prepaid OR $100 pay at the door

Course Schedule (3 classes/15.5 hours)

Class Date Location Teacher
Class 1 Friday June 8 6:15 pm - 9:30 pm MacEwan University 9-101 Paula Parker
Class 2 Saturday June 9 10:00 am - 3:45 pm MacEwan University 9-101 Paula Parker
Class 3 Sunday June 10 10:00 am - 4:45 pm MacEwan University 9-201 Paula Parker

Topic Timeline

Class Number Topic Covered
Class 1 On day one we'll begin by discussing how to be successful on the written response portion of the English Diploma Exam. Course instructors have marked diplomas for over 20 years and she will help students create a clear and executable outline for success. (And quickly dispel any notion that this exam "cannot be studied for")
Students dive in with a short story, and apply "close reading of a text" in order to model the type of reading necessary for full comprehension. The evening will close with a most crucial element of successful writing - the formation of the thesis statement.
Class 2 This class will begin with analysis of examples of successful (and some not so successful) student writing. Next, students will continue the process of writing thesis statements in conjunction with texts they've already seen in class. (Specific content will be analyzed here - students will have the chance to gain fresh perspective on works they studied throughout the year)
The day will finish with an examination of past diploma critical essay questions
Class 3 In this class students will extensively review for Part B of the diploma. Instructors have assembled a comprehensive booklet containing hundreds of exemplar reading comprehension / multiple choice diploma-style questions.
Students will be shown trends in the types of questions to expect and gain valuable practice in examining texts and applying applicable concepts and definitions

Paula Parker
BEd, BA University of Alberta
Edmonton Catholic School District (over 15 years)

Paula joined us in January 2011 and her student feedback was phenomenal – in fact perhaps the best of any of our instructors. In her words …

I have been enjoying the experience of teaching English 30-1 and 30-2 for the past seventeen years in the Edmonton Catholic School District. Several of these years have been spent at Archbishop O'Leary High School, although I have also taught at Louis St Laurent and Fresh Start earlier on in my teaching career. I am currently teaching at Cardinal Collins High School Academic Centre. Marking diploma exams every year allows me the opportunity to continue the professional development of learning what Alberta Learning is looking for from my students; I can then share this experience with not only my students, but those of you preparing for your English 30/30-2 diplomas that attend our RTD sessions. Our time together will include preparation for both the Part A and Part B portions of the Diploma Exam. Students who have attended Rock the Diploma courses have expressed that our time together definitely benefited them and they felt much more prepared for their exam; establishing that confidence is sometimes half the battle! I look forward to the opportunity to help you prepare for your English diploma.

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