July 15, 2019–July 19, 2019
Keep Up the Good Work! School Writing Skills (12-14 yrs)
Does writing in school can feel like a joyless, impossible chore? Do you wonder what you're supposed to write about, and how you're supposed to write it? What does your teacher really want? Fear not, friends! This class offers practical, concrete steps to help you painlessly write anything from a basic paragraph to a multi-page essay.
Using tips and tricks from the experts, we’ll learn to crack the code of writing prompts and build a toolbox of strategies that can manage even the most intimidating writing assignments. We’ll pull from a variety of games and high-interest topics to explore thesis, structure, and audience, giving participants the opportunity to complete expository writing about subjects that excite them. Does this mean this class might write persuasive essays about farts? Very likely! The goal of the class is to practice expository writing in a fun and engaging way that gets students ready to head back to school as confident writers with a host of new strategies at their fingertips.