• 3-week
  • New for 2021
  • Workshop
Academic Writing Workshop

Note: This workshop requires a two-block commitment—either 2 & 3 or 5 & 6.

This three-week workshop explores various forms of academic, expository, and research-based writing with a focus on drafting, revising, and final polish.

Students receive instruction in all stages of the planning and writing process: from seed idea, research, and analysis to making decisions about genre, structure, and voice.

Students produce multiple pieces of work and write about topics that interest them, with an emphasis on understanding a writer's purpose, tone, and audience.

Students engage in analytical, expository, persuasive, and argumentative writing and fine-tune skills which will help them in any classroom setting: writing clear, balanced sentences, constructing unified paragraphs, and incorporating and citing evidence.

Instruction in basic grammar and usage, specific academic conventions, and vocabulary is also included.

Readings, which complement the varied writing assignments, may include journalism, short stories, essays, and poems.

  • 3-week
  • Academic Bridge Class
  • Block 2
  • Block 3
  • Block 5
  • Block 6
  • High School
  • New for 2021
  • Sessions I & II
  • Workshop

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