Home / Classes / Writing Academy / FUNDAMENTALS OF WRITING II *


Instructor: Adult School Staff
Duration: 10 wks
Quarter: Spring 2022
Prerequisite: For students who are at the low intermediate to high intermediate level
Textbook: Required textbook can be purchased in the Adult School office
Price: No Fee*
**New students must take a required in-person English test for all Fundamentals of Writing classes.**

  • Thursday, March 31, 2022 / 6 p.m. / Palo Alto High School, Rm 218
  • Friday, April 1, 2022 / 12 noon / Greendell Campus, Rm P3

For more information, please call (650) 494-2326.

This class is designed to teach students how to plan and write well-developed and cohesive paragraphs. It will focus on developing content through journaling and editing in class. The class will also teach methods for choosing and organizing your ideas and experiences in a clear and interesting manner, how to connect ideas, and how to use supporting details to address a topic. Grammar, style, and punctuation will be discussed. Paragraphs will be reviewed in class and revised. Student assessment will be based on understanding the concepts in the book and improvement in writing.

Required textbook can be purchased in the Adult School office.


Duration: 10 wks
Date range: March 25 to June 3
(No class: April 8.)
Day(s) of the week: Friday
Hour: 9:30 a.m.–12 noon
Address: Greendell Rm P6
Price: No Fee *


Duration: 10 wks
Date range: March 24 to June 2
(No class: April 7.)
Day(s) of the week: Thursday
Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 203
Price: No Fee *

Student Comments

Before taking the Fundamentals of Writing II class, I did not like to write in English. This writing class helped me to write paragraphs and now I love it! Special thanks to our teacher Sharon. She is a very good teacher. She gave us very good tips and she is a warmhearted woman.

Sonja Keppler,
Customer Service Specialist

The book, homework writing and teacher’s feedback were very useful in the Fundamentals of Writing II class. My writing improved a lot.

Grace Jung,
Cafeteria Owner