Advanced Academic Writing I is part of the Michael Clay Thompson's Writing Program curriculum. It continues formal language study and extends the writing series from Sentence Island, Paragraph Town, and Essay Voyage into higher grade levels. This is a rigorous and detailed program, essential for gifted students and for anyone who needs to write formal academic papers. There are interactive review quizzes, punctuation quizzes, and sample papers that allow students to check their own knowledge.
Students practice advanced academic writing with four assignments for which they must review their knowledge of grammar and punctuation, learn the MLA formatting method for research papers, know how to structure a well-written paper, and use standard proofreader's marks for correcting their own work.
There are sample papers to illustrate good and bad writing, an explanation of grading expectations, and ten new focus points after each assignment to use as a checklist.