Yes, you can teach yourself high school-level English composition.
Christopher Paolini and Eragon: A Homeschool Success Story
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Like so many homeschoolers, Christopher tackles projects by educating himself. He read several books on the craft of writing, and then devised a plot for the “Inheritance Trilogy”, three books that would follow the adventures of Eragon, a teenage boy who is befriended by a dragon named Saphira.
Welcome to college. Now start an argument.
AN A TO Z ARTICLE
Of all the advantages homeschoolers have over their public school friends, none exceeds their better understanding of the purpose of scholarship. By Stephen Combs.
ABC’s of the Writing Process
The purpose of this site is to provide a user friendly online resource, for students or teachers, no matter what they are being challenged to write.
Can young writers get published?
Yes! The possibilities for young writers are somewhat more limited than for adults, but there are ways that young people can get published. By Karen Bledsoe, children’s book author.
Other than a great idea and the will to to keep writing one of the things professional screen writers are always seeking is a good script writing program, one that formulates the proper headings, structure, etc.; fortunately there is this great and free program. Windows, Mac, and Linux formats.
Dragon Writing Prompts
Unschool writing with these interesting prompts to get you started.
The site uses an automated information organization program. It has been taught to people from eight to eighty, LD and ADHD students, Special Education classes, in high schools and for home schooling.
English Composition 2: The HyperTextBook
A college level course online. Free version offered with no tests and no credit. If you want these, you must register for the course at the College of DuPage. Site log in helpful, as it helps to track your progress through the course material and allows you to take notes and save them online.
We offer a framework for how to analyze essays, from their overall structure down to individual words. You become a better writer primarily by reflecting and analyzing rather than memorizing.
Guide to Grammar and Writing
Dr. Charles Darling takes you from the word and sentence level right through essay and research paper writing.
Guide to Writing a Basic Essay
If you follow a few simple steps, you will find that the essay almost writes itself. You will be responsible only for supplying ideas, which are the important part of the essay anyway.
Learning to Write Without School
Until a few weeks ago, I had never attended school. My entire education, and my entire development as a reader, writer and thinker, was solely dependent on the teachings of my ex-English teacher mother, my eccentric father, and myself. By Aj DeBee, HEM J/A 02.
Hype has elbowed into every room in the house, into every home in the neighborhood. So to find one fresh voice, even one fresh image, is cause to celebrate. We can celebrate here. Fiction, essays and poems by America’s youth.
Online Writing Lab
Our OWL is a cyberextension of the Purdue University Writing Lab, under the direction of Muriel (Mickey) Harris. The OWL site contains over 500 pages of handouts, tutorials, and workshops and hundreds of links to other writing resources across the World Wide Web.
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
An interactive, menu-driven, online writer’s guide and handbook distributed freely over the web.
Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It
Plagiarism is using others’ ideas and words without clearly acknowledging the source of that information.
Principles of Composition
Digital handouts on how to get started in the writing process, how to edit (and check for errors in logic), how to begin and conclude, and how to format papers. There is a separate section for several different kinds of essays.
The University of Victoria Writer’s Guide
Originally prepared for students in the English Department at the University of Victoria, the Guide is an introduction to the process of writing and to the study of literature.
Writing and Humanistic Studies
A fundamental part of an MIT education is the belief that education is not a passive activity: We believe in the application of the skills and ideas you gather here, and it is only by doing that you truly learn. The ability to communicate your ideas and research is as important as the ideas and research themselves. After all, what good is knowledge if you can’t share it?
We’re an online community for writers of all ages, interests and skill levels. Anyone may create a free portfolio and exchange feedback with other writers.