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Summer 2022 In-Person High School Writing & College Essay Workshops

Dates of Summer Classes:

Three Week Courses: June 13th – July 1st, July 11th- July 29th
*No sessions between July 4th-July 8th

Two Week Courses June 13th-June 24th, July 11th-29th

 

*Monday through Friday 

 

SUMMER COURSES

 Writing Workshops for 9th and 10th graders

Dates

Time

Pricing

 

Status

High School Writing Workshop Session I

June 13th-July 1st

9-11am

$900

High School Writing Workshop Session II

July 11th- July 29th

9-11am

$900

9/10 English Literature and Writing Class Session 1
In this 3-week course, students will study English through classic and contemporary literature, poetry, composition, vocabulary, and grammar.  Writing assignments include literary analysis, personal narrative, and paragraphs using assigned vocabulary.
 
9/10 English Language and Writing Class Session 2

The purpose of this 3-week course is to help students learn to read critically and write effectively. The focus is on historical and contemporary non-fiction and persuasive texts.  By the end of the course, students should be able to read from a variety of historical periods and disciplines; identify audience, purpose and strategies in texts; analyze the types of arguments that writers use; and write analytical and argumentative essays. Vocabulary and grammar will also be incorporated. 

College Essay Writing

Dates

Time

Pricing

 

Status

College Essay Workshop Session I

June 13th- June 24th

2:30-4:30

$900

College Essay Workshop Session II

July 11th- July 22nd

2:30-4:30

$900

College Application Essay 2-Week Course 

Over the course of two weeks, students will brainstorm, analyze, and draft college entrance essays.  We will start by discussing the overall purpose of the essays: what admissions officers are looking for and hoping to learn about students that the rest of an application does not reveal.  We will also discuss effective writing strategies and techniques to capture and keep their attention.  During the first week, we will brainstorm topics within the following categories: defining moments, influential people, traits and talents.  Students will analyze essay examples, then draft their own.  By the end of the first week, students will have three essay drafts.  During week two, students will choose prompts from the Common App and UC Personal Insights, revise the essays they wrote in week one accordingly, and choose one additional prompt not yet addressed.  By the end of the two-week course, students will have four completed essays. 

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