ACT SCIENCE CURRICULUM WRITER (dublin / pleasanton / livermore)
Do you have a background in science? Are you interested in contributing content to an all-new, all-original ACT curriculum? Would you like to work from home, set your own hours, get paid for every passage you write, and get feedback on your writing skills? If so, come work with us!
We are a fast-paced and growing after-school academy (founded by a Harvard graduate) for middle school and high school students. We currently have ten branches all across California; we are expanding, both within the U.S. and internationally; and, as long as you have the necessary writing and science skills and can follow directions carefully, we may have the ideal job for you. We are developing entirely original ACT curriculum and need fast, capable writers to help us produce passages and various types of questions for the science section.
If you have experience with scientific research or teaching the ACT test, we are particularly interested. Even if you have no specific background with the test, we have specially-written guides to help you learn the test-specific writing style we need.
As a Science Curriculum Writer, you will be expected to:
1. Read and practice with our in-house guide to learn how ACT-style passages and questions are constructed.
2. Find data from reputable sources (e.g., public journal articles, textbooks) and create ACT-style questions to test students' ability to interpret that data according to our guides for style and difficulty.
3. Manipulate data available in articles and textbooks to produce original data and passages.
4. Maintain regular contact through email with our lead ACT Curriculum Developers.
5. Modify your work in response to feedback if our developers find that you are not following our guidelines or standards.
6. Produce copy in a fast and self-motivated way rather than merely limping toward deadlines.
This is a great opportunity for specialists from many science backgrounds to sharpen their writing skills while helping college-bound students build their analytical skills.
For example, are you:
--Good at research? Find data applicable to the ACT and write questions to test students' ability to interpret that data as Data Representation passages.
--Creative and passionate about science? Design your own experiments as Research Summary passages and then delve deeply into your experiment by asking questions about its design, results, and conclusion.
--Enthralled by scientific topics up for debate? Construct a Conflicting Viewpoints passage relating 2 scientists views on a particular topic and write questions to assess if students understand the differences and similarities between their arguments.
Please send us your resume and cover letter detailing any relevant experience, and we'll take it from there!
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