Location: Rocklin 

Day & Time: Tuesday 10:45-11:55

Grade: 9th-12th

Mentor: Jon Alston

Email: jalston11@hotmail.com


This is as close as a student will get to a college-level course at high school. I teach this class much in the way I taught my Freshman English courses at BYU-Idaho, using the Socratic Method. I have found works to encourage students to work harder and gain more from their work. The class itself will teach students how to: critically analyze and discuss texts, understand and interpret complex and differing ideas; and write effectively about personal opinions supported through research. There will be three major essays throughout the year, with small writing assignments in-between. The class will be challenging, maybe the most challenging class students have yet to take, but worth every minute!




  • The Phantom Tollbooth (Norton Juster; ISBN 978-0-394-82037-8)


All classes are full year classes. Students enrolled in a Fall Semester class will automatically enroll for Spring Semester in December to ensure their place in the class. Pricing is per semester.

Advanced Writing & Reasoning


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