Create Better Writers in High School - Pingry Summer
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Create Better Writers in High School

Basking Ridge
Rising Grades 9 - 11
Dates in Jul, Aug
Half Day
Signature Program
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Course Description

This two-week intensive writing course targets individual writing needs through a collaborative workshop, geared towards helping students develop their skills in analytical essay writing. Students will engage in all facets of the writing process from idea generation through revision. In order to have a common foundation for discussion, students will read a few short texts, and written responses will revolve around these texts.  Throughout the process, students will engage in writing workshops with their peers and their instructor to get individualized feedback on their work.  The instructor will address finer elements of language, style, and grammar as needed for the group of students attending the workshop.  Students will have healthier writing habits and will have a firm understanding about the relationship of good reading and good writing.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Reading literature and nonfiction texts critically
  • Annotating texts
  • Deconstructing mentor and exemplar texts
  • Developing convincing, logical arguments
  • Crafting essential elements of the analytical essay
  • Using language as a tool for effective communication
  • Revising written work

July 25 – August 5 Rising Grades: 9 – 11 10:30 – 12:30


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What to Expect

Enrichment. Advancement. Development. A Summertime Taste of Pingry’s Academics.

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