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    UConn Pre-College Summer: Creative Writing

    UConn Pre-College Summer: Creative Writing


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Literature, Writing
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    We have a summer in Storrs for you!

    UConn Pre-College Summer Creative Writing course provides high school students the opportunity to spend a week venturing on a literary Hero’s Quest at a nationally ranked public university campus.

    Students (and educators) too often regard the essay as merely an instrument of assessing learning, but the essay has a rich history as a creative genre.  In this course we will approach the essay as the creative, dynamic, imaginative literary form that it actually is.

    This class is meant to be immersive and students will experience:

    • Students will become better writers, more independent, more creative, and more original.
    • Students will choose topics of interest, explore genres of writing, develop their own voice, and write!
    • Learn a little bit about the history of the essay as a literary genre.Read a variety of essays form a variety of essayists.
    • Experiment with writing different kinds of essays, such as personal essays, op-eds, commentaries, and rants.
    • Share writing with one another both for revision and entertainment.
    • Play around with some multimodal forms of composition.