Writing Boot Camp is a three-day, in-person writing workshop. The boot camp will give you hands-on, interactive practice at every stage of the essay writing process.
Each workshop session will be 1-2 hours long. In each session we’ll work together as a group as well as independently (but don’t worry, you won’t have to share your writing unless you want to). Parents and students can also schedule some one-on-one time to discuss writing goals, struggles, or areas of focus.
Some topics we’ll cover include:
- Finding a topic to write about
- Writing from prompts
- Writing a strong thesis statement
- Finding support for your main idea
- Outlining/mind-mapping (and other ways to organize your thoughts)
- Transition statements
- Introductions and conclusions
- Grammar and punctuation
- Word choice and sentence/paragraph structure
All of this will be broken down into bite-sized pieces!
Suggested age range: Anyone age 13+ who wants to improve their writing skills
When: September 4-6, 2019 (Wed-Fri), 9:00AM-2:00PM (with a lunch break)
Fee: $200 for the workshop, which includes a non-refundable registration fee of $10. $10 discount for Voyagers members. Payment plans available. Fees waived for families with financial need. (Waivers and payment plan information.)
Instructor: Heidi Sandler
Assistant/Sidekick: Laura Fokkena
All materials will be provided, but you might choose to bring something for notetaking. Also – bring a lunch!