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In order to be successful in high school and college, students need to be able to write analytical essays. This formal style of essay is a primary means of assessment for standardized tests, as well as high school and college social studies courses. However, schools often rely on English courses to teach students how to write essays, which limits the student’s ability to succeed on analytical essays in high school and later in college.


Overall Objectives


  • Write multiple drafts for two analytical essays that explore either the causes or effects of an issue they care about.
  • Practice advanced annotation and reading strategies to understand, analyze, and synthesize causes and effects to issues that impact the student’s community.
  • Learn advanced grammar and writing techniques that align to SAT standards.
  • Engage in group activities to brainstorm and discuss solutions to issues that they care about.
  • Improve their formal Presentation Skills and create professional pitch decks, interviews, and elevator pitches.
  • Conduct research on community organizations that address community issues and determine potential volunteer sites for middle and high school activities. Develop goals to maximize these volunteer opportunities for increasing competitiveness in college admissions.


Instructor: Mr. Glen


  • Ph.D. in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Master’s Degree in Social Education from the University of Hawaii
  • Founder and director of the IKIC College Prep Academy
  • Over 10 years of education experience – both teaching English and guiding students with college preparation


If you have any questions about the programs, please don’t hesitate to email us at or give us a call at (650) 409-9999.

Analytical Writing Online Program (Grades 9-10)

  • Grade: G9-11 high school students
    Date & Time: 12 sessions (1/12-3/30)

    • 6:30-8:00pm PST, Tuesday (Once a week)
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