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We offer a variety of high school and college classes online. Offerings rotate through our catalog.

 

 
 

HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL

 

Strategies for Research Papers (March 15 - May 15, 2022)

Concepts covered:

  • Informational vs. contributive research

  • How to read daily for creative topics

  • Conventions in MLA and APA formatting

  • Quotation mechanics

  • Argumentative techniques (15)

  • How to write a review of literature

  • How to write a schematic

  • Opening and closing techniques

Other things you should know:

  • This is a discussion-based class with some writing, but there will be no major research paper due at the end. Instead, we will focus on the approaches and core pieces of a academic research paper, using case studies to exemplify our observations.

  • This class will meet twice a week via Zoom. Students must attend at least one meeting a week.

  • There is no required textbook for the class.

  • There will be recorded lectures that students must watch.

  • This is a high-school class but will focus on what a student can expect in college writing classes.

  • If students want to get started on the reading early, a list of readings can by provided to those who ask. The earliest this will be available is January 15.

  • While most material will not have objectionable elements, some profanity and sexual referencing is to be expected when dealing with secular sources.

Cost: $200 / student

Next time offered: June 15 - August 15, 2022

How to enroll: Email info@ravenburn.org to start the process.

 

Introduction to Sentence Mechanics (March 15 - May 15, 2022)

Concepts covered:

  • Sentence elements

  • Clauses

  • Sentence patterns

  • Adjective and adverbial elements

  • Combination strategies

  • Sentence style

  • Traditional major errors

Other things you should know:

  • While the composition of the sentence is the focus of the class, the grammar itself has a few core non-traditional aspects that are not covered in the run-of-the-mill grammar books.

  • This class will meet once a week via Zoom. Students must attend at least 5 of the 8 meetings.

  • There will be recorded lectures that students must watch.

  • There is a textbook students must buy (info provided to enrolled students). This book costs $25.

  • A lot of the work of the class will be reading and working through the textbook and watching recorded videos explaining concepts in the book.

  • There will be 4 tests.

Cost: $100 / student (not including textbook)

Next time offered: June 15 - August 15, 2022

How to enroll: Email info@ravenburn.org to start the process.

 

 

COLLEGE LEVEL

 

Readings in Mormonism (2 credits) (March 15 - May 15, 2022)

Concepts covered:

  • Biography of Brigham Young (Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet, by John G. Turner)

  • Selected readings from the Book of Mormons

  • Selected articles of the modern Mormon Church

  • Films representing Mormonism

Other things you should know:

  • This is a self-directed reading-based class with some writing.

  • This is a 2-credit class. These credits will transfer as general-learning credits to any faculty-school college in the system accredited by the Open Latch Education Foundation. They will mostly likely not transfer to state or private colleges or universities outside the system.

  • This class will meet once a week via Zoom. Students must attend at least 5 of the 8 meeting.

  • Students will be expected to buy the books and, if necessary, access to films and videos on the internet.

  • There will be recorded lectures that students must watch.

  • If students want to get started on the reading early, a list of readings can by provided to those who ask. The earliest this will be available is January 15.

  • While most material will not have objectionable elements, some profanity and sexual referencing is to be expected when dealing with secular sources.

Cost: $150 / student

Next time offered: June 15 - August 15, 2022

How to enroll: Email info@ravenburn.org to start the process.

 

Readings in American Medicine, Set A (4 credits) (no timeline)

The booklist (with film):

  • America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix our Broken Healthcare System (by Steven Brill)

  • Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery (by Henry Marsh)

  • No Apparent Distress: A Doctor's Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine (by Rachael Pearson)

  • Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer (by Barbara Ehrenreich)

  • County: Life, Death, and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital (by David A. Ansell)

  • Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom (by Katherine Eban)

  • Big Pharma: How the World's Biggest Drug Companies Control Illness (by Jacky Law)

  • The Truth about the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do about It (by Marcia Angell)

  • John Q (movie, Denzel Washington, 2002)

  • Sicko (documentary, Michael Moore, 2007)

  • Money Driven Medicine (documentary, 2009)

  • The Waiting Room (documentary, 2012)

Other things you should know:

  • This is a self-directed reading-based module with discussion but no writing.

  • This is a 4-credit unit. These credits will transfer as general-learning credits to any faculty-school college in the system accredited by the Open Latch Education Foundation. They will mostly likely not transfer to state or private colleges or universities outside the system.

  • These credits can work toward a Goldentree Award in Reading, from Ravenburn College and archived at the Open Latch Education Foundation. 50 credits are needed for this award.

  • This material is suitable for an adult/mature audience.

  • Audiobooks are permissible when available.

  • Readers must have one discussion per book, and one discussion per every two films. The discussion must be a live discussion (phone call, video call) with a Ravenburn mentor.

  • Maximum timeline: one year from date of enrollment, unless medical or life emergencies warrant an extension.

Cost: $40 / discussion

How to enroll: Email info@ravenburn.org to start the process.

 

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