By definition, an essay is an attempt or effort. Designed for upper-level students, this course centers on the notion of the essay as a trial and challenges students to hone their style and craft. To this end, students compose three pieces—an analytical, expository, and personal essay—and take each through the writing process, devoting ample time for peer review and revision.
Students consult models based on their readings from the anthology, 50 Essays.
By the end of the course, students have a polished essay to use in the college application process.
Note: Open to students who will have completed the U.S. equivalent of grades 10 or 11 by the start of Summer Programs.
- Academic Bridge Class
- Block 8
- High School