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​​English Independent Study Project

Mentor/Advisor: Francesca Morrissey
Age: 15+

Duration: 33 weeks (Aug. 27- May 31), meeting independently as needed
Day/Time: mutually agreed upon between student and advisor

Credits: 1
Cost: $500/student

Course Description: This offering is for any advanced or honors student not wanting to take a formal English class, but needing an English credit. The student gets to choose the topic (with advisor input) and is in total control of the work. The mentor/advisor makes herself available to the student in the planning stages of the project and on a regular basis as the student undertakes the daunting task of researching, analysing and writing about anything related to literature. The EISP culminates in an end-of-year 25+ page researched literary thesis paper. Samples topics are: the works of a particular author such as Hemingway or Fitzgerald; the in depth analysis of a specific work such as Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales; exploring the use and function of magical realism in post-modern fiction; examining the function of soliloquy and monologue in the works of Shakespeare, etc. The student has free-rein in choosing a topic and will be encouraged to seek out something that s/he are genuinely passionate about.


To secure enrollment in this course, a non-refundable deposit of $200 is required at time of registration. A second installment of $150 is due on or before Sept. 1, 2018 and a final installment of $150 is due on or before Jan. 1, 2019. Payments can be made by mailing a check payable to:
Access Success LLC
11 Treadwell Ave.
New Milford, CT 06776