English 30 Edmonton South

English 30-1 Edmonton South

* While this course is primarily designed for 30-1 students, 30-2 students are also welcomed. We provide customized 30-2 learning materials and differentiated instruction, just email us to let us know if you need 30-2 materials.


Instructor: Joey Dvorak

Price: $119 prepaid OR $130 pay at the door
Register for two or more courses (PREPAID ONLY) first course is at regular price, each additional FULL course $15 off!

Location: Terwillegar Rec Centre

Course Schedule

Class Date Location Teacher
Class 1 Friday June 7 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm Terwillegar Rec Centre MPR 6 Joey Dvorak
Class 2 Saturday June 8 1:30 pm - 6:15 pm Terwillegar Rec Centre MPR B Joey Dvorak
Class 3 Sunday June 9 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Terwillegar Rec Centre MPR 6 Joey Dvorak

Topic Timeline

Class Number Topic Covered
Class 1 On day one we'll begin by discussing how to be successful on the written response portion of the English Diploma Exam. Course instructors have marked diplomas for over 20 years and will help students create a clear and executable outline for success. (And quickly dispel any notion that this exam "cannot be studied for")
Students dive in with a short story, and apply "close reading of a text" in order to model the type of reading necessary for full comprehension. The evening will close with a most crucial element of successful writing - the formation of the thesis statement.
Class 2 Class will begin with analysis of examples of successful (and some not so successful) student writing. Next, students will continue the process of writing thesis statements in conjunction with texts they've already seen in class. (Specific content will be analyzed here - students will have the chance to gain fresh perspective on works they studied throughout the year)
The day will finish with an examination of past diploma critical essay questions
Class 3 On the final class students will extensively review for Part B of the diploma. Instructors have assembled a comprehensive booklet containing hundreds of exemplar reading comprehension / multiple choice diploma-style questions.
Students will be shown trends in the types of questions to expect and gain valuable practice in examining texts and applying applicable concepts and definitions

Joey Dvorak

Joe Dvorak is a well-rounded and experienced ELA teacher, having 18 years teaching experience (every aspect of the program), and is currently Department Head at St. Francis Xavier High School. He has consistently taught the 30 level stream, is a prominent member of the AP community, and is a knowledgeable marker for the Diploma exams. 

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