The Prometheus Academy - Advanced Composition
Sharing the fire of learning
This class prepares students for the essay writing they are expected to do in college, whether they're going into the Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts, or Fine Arts. Students practice various forms of writing, with a focus on analysis and research papers. They learn techniques for essay-planning, draft-writing, and self-revision; and how to use vocabulary and grammar to best express themselves.
We encounter thought-provoking material in the form of literature, philosophy, science, and film; weekly discussions of this material help students gain new perspectives on the material, influencing their own thoughts. Students learn to thoroughly analyze this material and codify their thoughts in the form of essays. This combination of reading, writing, and discussion develops time-management skills and the courage to participate, essential skills for success in college. They also have the opportunity to write about themselves and their own interests, which is how one produces exceptional college applications.
Collin is a graduate from the University of Texas with a B.A in English and a minor in Computer Science. He was homeschooled and has enjoyed giving back to the community through teaching English and Critical Thinking in 2010 at the Prometheus Academy, as well as teaching a summer camp for programming. He believes that learning to program can benefit everyone in pursuing their dreams; and that the arts can help shape and inspire those dreams. Outside of teaching he designs video games in the hopes of making one as narratively rich as anything in the vast trove of literature.