Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fortuigence {TOS Review}

Fortuigence Review
As many of you know I am part of the TOS Review Crew.  This means I am given homeschool related products to try and review.  Recently we had the privilege to review Essay Rock Star Textual Analysis Writing Course for FortuigenceFortuigence is a homeschool writing curriculum that is completely online.
Teaching writing can be a difficult task.  For some it comes easy, for others it can be a struggle.  My daughter enjoys writing, but she struggles with keeping everything flowing. 
One of my favourite things Fortuigence has to offer is that there is nothing for me to do, no grading, proofreading, lesson plans, etc.  Everything is online, assignments are sent via the website and the teacher will respond via emails.  This makes my job so much easier!
Besides Essay Rock Star Textual Analysis Writing Course, Fortuigence offers three other Rock Star courses as well:

Essay Rock Star Personal Statement Writing Course
The personal statement, also known as a personal narrative is helpful to learn as many college applications require a “tell us about yourself” or personal statement essay.

Essay Rock Star Persuasive Essay Writing Course
This type of essay is important because the writing sections of most college entrance exams like the SAT require persuasive essay writing.

Essay Rock Star Expository Essay Writing Course
The expository essay is a common essay is often assigned in high school or college. The purpose of an expository essay is to explain a specific subject.

Each course costs $57.  If your child is doing the program 3 times a week, it can be finished in 4-5 weeks, but this program is designed for the child to go at their own pace.  So no need to rush.  These courses are ideal for ages 12-18.  My daughter is 11, and did struggle a bit with some of the terms and it's taking her a bit longer to finish.  I would definitely recommend it for teenagers.

Fortuigence Review
Like I said, we reviewed the Essay Rock Star Textual Analysis Writing Course.  A review on someone's work is a Textual Analysis.  I guess that's what I'm doing here.  :)  The course has 7 lessons.  You cannot skip lessons, they must be done in order.  Your child is given assignments.  These assignments are submitted on the website (you can easily upload your document).  Autumn submitted her assignments and received an email the next day. 
SP - ERS-TA Course Screen Shot
This is your child's online classroom.  On the left you see the lessons.  Check marks appear when the lesson is complete.  Each lesson has a video and the script below.  You can also submit your work here.  If you have any questions, just click "Ask a question of the instructor" there on the bottom left.  We never needed to use this, but I'm sure they respond quickly.
The website is very easy to manoeuvre around.  There is a great deal of information.  I encourage you to take some time to look around.
There are many writing courses onlines, so why chose Fortuigence?  Here are a few reasons:
  • Writing instruction from a teacher with 10+ years of experience
  • No scheduled classes, when you start and finish is up to you, you work at your own pace
  • A real teacher reviews and grades your child's work
  • Feedback from your teacher within 24 (business) hours
  • They work with special need learners

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    1 comment:

    Lily Iatridis said...

    Hi Jen,

    Thanks for your review! Even though Autumn may have been a little too young for the course, she's more than welcome to finish at her own pace.


    Lily :)