English 11

In Composition 11 with Charlie, students will explore such questions as: How does the form and structure of an argument influence the effectiveness of it’s delivery? What are rhetorical devices and how does one use them effectively and ethically? How do we distinguish between a good source of information and a bad source of information? How does one write a successful academic paper? How do we construct new ideas and arguments from existing literature through citation? Charlie aims to guide students through the process of writing an academic paper in a way that discovers and fortifies the strengths that students already have. Students can expect to engage with a diversity of textual materials across disciplinary lines. Students will learn to critically approach ideas and information in order to create their own original texts, utilizing a variety of genres, forms, structures, and styles.

Your Educator – Charlie Wu

Charlie has been in love with life and learning since 2004, when a very special teacher in his grade 3 class introduced him to the works of Roald Dahl upon noticing that he did’?t like books very much. After that moment, Charlie’s life changed in trajectory. He became fascinated with almost every subject at school, especially English. Later on, he would graduate from UBC with a double degree in Psychology and English Literature, all the while still being in love with life and learning. He has been teaching for over 5 years, and much of what he knows to be important in the world he has learned from children. His favorite things to discuss include theoretical psychology, poetry, and the history of science. If you ask Charlie what his favorite book is, he would probably give you a different answer every time. In the past, the answers have included Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Norwegian Wood, and Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus. Ultimately, Charlie looks forward to teaching and learning about anything and everything at BrainBoost.

How much does it cost?


When is it?

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

10:00 am-12:00 pm

What are the dates?
Term 1: September 7- January 28th

What ages is it appropriate for?


What credits can be earned?

New Media 11

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