Academic Writing

The difference between good writing and bad writing often begins and ends with organization. Organizing your thoughts and learning the proper techniques for outlining, revising and polishing your work are essential steps to writing well. Let Sylvan open the door to countless opportunities by showing you the keys to great writing!

Sylvan’s Academic Writing Program helps students in 4th grade through high school master a variety of writing formats and styles, including illustrative and descriptive essays, comparative passages, persuasive writing, expository writing, summaries and outlines.

The program includes exercises in:

  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary
  • Paragraph structure
  • Essay development

Students learn and practice a proven process to good writing: pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing and publishing. Computer-based assignments help students develop and master important word processing skills.