English 30 Edmonton South

English 30-1* Edmonton South

* While this course is designed primarily for 30-1 students, English 30-2 students are welcomed and can certainly benefit. We provide supplementary handouts for our 30-2 students that outline the differences in their exam, which our instructors will discuss in class. Just choose the “30-2” option when registering so we can be ready for you!


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Edmonton - North/Central (MacEwan University)

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Edmonton South (Terwillegar Rec Centre)

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Spruce Grove (St. Peter the Apostle High School)

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Instructor: Joey Dvorak

Price: $109 prepaid OR $120 pay at the door
Early Bird Discount: Register before Dec 1st and we’ll take $5 off your first course, and $15 off each additional course.
Prepaid only, single-day workshops excluded

Location: Terwillegar Rec Centre

Course Schedule

Class Date Location Teacher
Class 1 Friday January 10 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Terwillegar Rec Centre MPR 6 Kirsten Movold
Class 2 Saturday January 11 12:00 pm - 5:45 pm Terwillegar Rec Centre MPR B Kirsten Movold
Class 3 Sunday January 12 12:00 pm - 5:45 pm Terwillegar Rec Centre MPR 6 Kirsten Movold

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 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 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 On the final 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

Kirsten Movold

Kirsten is a passionate educator and has been teaching English at the 30 level for many years. She has also been marking Alberta Education diploma's for the past 4 years.  She received her degree from the University of Alberta, majoring in English and Phys-ed. Kirsten teaches all levels of English at Ross Sheppard High School, in Edmonton.   Kirsten is passionate about teaching and never feels like she is "working" while in the classroom. She enjoys challenging perspectives and dissecting the human condition through rich literature and engaging discussion.  Kirsten's outgoing personality and quick sense of humor make her classroom an entertaining and exciting place that students look forward to attending.

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