Four Square Thesis Statements

Four Square Thesis Statements

Grade Level: 7th - 12th Grade


Start Date: August 17, 2020


Meeting Days: Mondays, 3:30PM - 4:25PM


Fee: $140


Four Square Thesis Statements walk students through an often intimidating process in a clear and logical manner. I developed it while teaching English 101 at College of the Canyons for those students who were taking this UC transferable class the 2nd or 3rd time because developing a thesis was confusing for them. I also used it for AP students, especially the AP Language and Composition test. The passing rate rose to 90% with the students who employed this method. I teach the process over 4 weeks and I write the thesis statements with the students. They then produce an outstanding essay easily and with confidence. This process helps with College Entrance Essays as well. Appropriate for all ages 7-adult.


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Registration for this class is on Advanced Life Education (AdLIFE) website.


  • Instructor

    Coach Gaylene Van Zijll

  • Start Date

    August 17, 2020

  • Meeting Days


  • Time

    3:30PM - 4:25PM PST

  • Duration

    55 Minutes

  • Fee


  • Number of Weeks

    4 Weeks

  • Location

    AdLIFE Online