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    Boston College Experience: Writing for College

    Boston College Experience: Writing for College

    Details

    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential, Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June, July, August
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Category: Academic
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Overview

    This course will help prepare students for the quality of writing expected at the college level. Through a variety of different writing activities this course will touch on grammar, punctuation, developing outlines, composing essays, creative writing, practical writing, social media writing, and end the course by completing a formal research paper. Every day there will be a writing assignment as well as a bit of work each day towards a traveling story and the final paper.

    In the course, the writing process will be demystified for students, who will practice flexible strategies for drafting, revising, and editing, so that they won’t feel stressed when they write. Fundamental rhetorical skills and critical reading and writing skills will be introduced as well, so that, through the application, students can gain increased confidence and versatility as writers. Students will explore examples of published writing, including pieces written by college students.

    Simultaneously, they will practice and adapt the moves, conventions, and craft they see at play in others’ pieces to develop their own writing. Using writing to think, learn, and communicate, students will gain the perspective to succeed in a variety of college-level writing situations.

    This course will help prepare students for the quality of writing expected at the college level. Through a variety of different writing activities this course will touch on grammar, punctuation, developing outlines, and composing essays/ We will also include a bit of creative writing, practical writing, social media writing, and then the course by completing a formal research paper.