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Institute for Excellence in Writing® Classes 2018-2019 

These award-winning courses are designed for students to learn the IEW writing method and models with style to use for any writing assignment! Classes fill quickly! Ages 13-18. Enrollment opens APRIL 2.  

Objectives: To teach students models of composition and stylistic techniques
Course covers: 
     Note taking with key word outlines, the basis for essay planning all year
     Basic style: dress-ups and sentence openers, required all year
     Writing about stories
     Taking notes from live lectures
     Summarizing longer articles
     Summarizing multiple articles
     Basic research paper with bibliography
     Work on paraphrasing and understanding plagiarism
     Research with full documentation, MLA style
     Notes from the Brain (description and narration) 
     Grammar concepts and daily editing practice
Student Writing Intensive Level C (SWI-C).Section 2 Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 Central Time. Choose Cathy Flowers! Enroll here.
Student Writing Intensive Level C (SWI-C).Section 3 Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 Central Time. Choose Cathy Flowers! Enroll here.
Student Writing Intensive Level C (SWI-C).Section 9 Thursdays 10:00-11:30 Central Time. Choose Cathy Flowers! FULL.

Your tutor: Excellence in Writing® with Cathy Flowers, IEW Certified Instructor.  For over a decade, I’ve taught children in grades 2-12 all aspects of the Excellence in Writing® method, from outlines to full research papers with documentation.  IEW is my method of writing instruction for all Cornerstone Tutorials. 
Dear Mrs. Flowers,  
I always enjoy what I hear of your lectures when Kyle is "in class."  Thanks for your upbeat and practical teaching.  I am very thankful for it every time I hear it.  
Laura, Kyle’s mom 
Mrs. Flowers, 
Wow, is about all I can say!  This has certainly been a year of improvement for Griffin's writing skills and ability.  He is far more confident than before when it comes to writing, and I often find him proud of his work, excited for his father and I to take a listen to what he has created! We are grateful for the opportunity IEW has developed with its online classes to assist homeschooling parents who either weren't granted the desire to teach or the gifting to teach it. Learning how to write has benefited not only our student but also his parents!  IEW is a HUGE blessing.  
Rhonda McCloy
Dear Miss Cathy, 
      I would like to thank you for all your help this year. Ahmed learned a lot from you. As you know Ahmed's first language is Arabic; therefore, writing was a bit of struggle at first. He takes many subjects in English as well as writing, but it is nothing compared to what you have taught him. His teacher praised his writing, telling him he was a good writer. Ahmed will continue with the IEW, but on the second semester he will take the [essay] course and the following year he will take the last writing course. He still needs to improve in his writing, especially the research part because he will go to the United States for college. Hopefully you will be his teacher in one of the courses he takes in the future.
Dalia Alamoudi
My son, Ryan, took several online classes for the first time this year.  Your class was my favorite.  Reading your communications with the class left no doubt in my mind that you are a teacher that really cares and really wants every child to succeed at writing.  There was something special about your enthusiastic approach to giving constructive feedback.  I told Ryan that not every teacher cares as much as Mrs. Flowers and that he was really fortunate to have you in his first year of online classes.  I wanted to email you all year—thank you!  Diane Lingo