Writing Workshops

Summer Writing Workshop: Basic Stylistic Techniques (June 5-8, 2017)

Cost: $50
Time:  11:00-12:00 EST
Tutor: Jessica Shao
Age: 11 and up

Does your writing ever sound boring to you? Would you like to learn some easy, step-by-step ways to make any sentence you write sound more sophisticated and interesting? This workshop will take students through the basic stylistic techniques from the Institute for Excellence in Writing program. Students will learn very practical techniques for using strong and creative words to improve the quality of their writing. We will work together as a group to create a bank of quality words to use for each technique. Because this is a workshop, no homework assignments will be given, but students will work on projects together when we meet. This workshop meets for four mornings in a row.

Summer Writing Workshop: Advanced Stylistic Techniques (June 12-14, 2016)

Cost: $50
Time: 2:00-3:15 EST
Tutor: Jessica Shao
Age: 11 and up

This workshop is the sequel to the Basics Stylistic Techniques workshop. Students will learn and master the advanced dress-ups and more decorations, including triple extensions. We will meet for three mornings in a row.

Summer Writing Workshop: Basic Grammar Through Diagramming (August 16-18, 2017)

Cost: $50
Time:  TBD
Tutor: Jessica Shao
Age: 11 and up
Are you tired of completing endless worksheets on English grammar? Does it seem like you can never remember the parts of speech or identify them in a sentence? This workshop will show you a different, visually-stimulating way to understand English grammar. Sentence diagramming is one of the best ways to understand how the words in a sentence connect grammatically. We will work together as a group to learn how to analyze English grammar by drawing sentence diagrams. Because this is a workshop, no homework assignments will be given, but students will work on projects together when we meet online. This workshop meets for three afternoons in a row.

Summer Writing Workshop: Advanced Grammar Through Diagramming (August 21-23, 2017)

Cost: $50
Time:  TBD
Tutor: Jessica Shao
Age: 11 and up
This workshop is a continuation of the Basic Grammar Through Diagramming workshop. We will continue learning more sentence diagramming skills and analyze more grammatically complex sentences. Attendance at the Basic Grammar workshop is a prerequisite for participating in this workshop.