District Writers’ Academy’s mission is to create a safe and inspiring space for young writers to explore, learn and empower themselves through writing.
Fundamentals of Academic Writing Summer Bootcamp
(Sr. Level-Rising 10-12 Graders)
Session II: August 28 - September 1 — 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Start the academic year strong with this one-week workshop, which teaches the basic skills for writing an academic essay (prewriting, thesis statements, organization, specificity, paragraph development, research, transitions). Our interactive, workshop-style methodology creates a fun and safe space for teens to improve their writing and learn how to navigate the essay writing process effectively and efficiently. This camp is limited to six students, so each student gets hands-on attention and plenty of feedback in a non-graded, constructive environment.
This course will
- Teach academic writing skills in a hands-on, supportive environment
- Break down components of good essay writing using visual tools, models and interactive exercises
- Give students plenty of time to write, rewrite and practice
- Build confidence and demystify the writing process, so students can see how good writing actually happens (i.e. not by a sudden bolt of inspiration)
- Provide practical strategies to overcome common writing blocks, such as perfectionism, lack of ideas, overwhelm with too many ideas, etc.
- Provide copious but ungraded feedback to build on students’ strengths
- Train students to become astute editors of their own work.
- Provide a handbook with models, tips and reference tools that students can keep as a writing resource
- Make your student love writing? Well, maybe at least not hate it…