Writing is an essential part of any class, profession or skill. In this seminar, we discuss ways to brainstorm and get your creative juices flowing. We also go over outlines and work individually to create stories. Even though you’re never really “done” editing a piece, we will discuss how you know it’s time to stop editing to help build your confidence in your submitted piece! This seminar is all about improving your writing and reading comprehension and mastering the art of creative writing.
- Instructor: Hope C.
Hi- I'm Hope and I am currently studying International Relations at NYU. I have been a private tutor for over 5 years. I enjoy helping students unlock their full potential in order to perform at their highest academic standards! My philosophy is that nothing is too challenging as long as the student is willing to learn.
July 21-August 4, 2020
3 weeks (twice a week)
- Tuesday @ 10:00 AM
- Thursday @ 10:00 AM
60 min sessions
- Hope C.
Lesson 1: Getting Started: Brainstorming (60 min)
Tue, July 21 @ 10:00 AM
In this session, we will begin by reviewing the concept of brainstorming and discuss how important it is to get your ideas onto paper without judging them. There are many ways to brainstorm and get your creative juices flowing. What you brainstorm might not be your final draft, but it’s important to get out of your head, get your ideas onto paper, and get started.
Lesson 2: Structure: Outlines (60 min)
Thu, July 23 @ 10:00 AM
So now you have an idea! The next step is to figure out how to structure your piece. As you get older and gain more experience, you’ll learn all kinds of ways to structure a piece, and sometimes you might jump in without an outline. But in the beginning, I find it so useful to write with an outline, or road map of sorts, so that you have something to refer back to throughout your writing process.
Lesson 3: Starting to Write! (60 min)
Tue, July 28 @ 10:00 AM
The best way to learn is by writing. In this class, we will briefly go over their outlines and have and answer questions. Coupled with tips to add detail and make the writing process easier for themselves, this session is all about how to follow your outline and start writing!
Lesson 4: Editing (60 min)
Thu, July 30 @ 10:00 AM
Editing is one of the most important parts of writing. In this lesson, students will practice with work we already know, such as a common fairy tale, to begin “back outlining” We will look at how your original outline compares to your “back outline”.
Lesson 5: Wrapping Up: Constructive Feedback and Knowing When to be “Done” (60 min)
Tue, August 4 @ 10:00 AM
The hardest part of any writer’s job is knowing when to stop editing and when it’s time to submit your piece. You’re never really “done” editing because there’s always room to improve, but there’s definitely a time to put the piece down, especially when it’s a piece of writing for school or a competition. In closing we’ll summarize what we’ve learned about the writing process, how improving your writing improves your reading comprehension, and any last questions and takeaways.
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