Summer at St. Luke's

Academic Writing Workshop

Abby Abbott
Ross James
Hunter Martin

Two-week Session:

Week I: Online

To be completed any time between August 1-16

Week II: In Classroom

August 17 - 21
11:30am - 2:30pm* 
(Rising 9th-10th graders)

COST: $400
Lunch is included.
Space is limited.

*Note for SLS students: The workshop does not conflict with pre-season athletics

Please contact Hunter Martin with questions regarding the workshop.

For rising 9th-10th grade students: Imagine hitting the ground running this fall and getting more mileage out of your efforts in humanities classes...

This summer St. Luke’s will offer its popular Academic Writing Workshop as a two-week blended experience—combining online and classroom learning—designed to help you:
  1. Enhance your command of written English, with a particular focus on mechanics and grammar.
  2. Develop as an analytical writer, with an emphasis on structure, argumentation, use of evidence, and citation.
The ability to write effectively is essential to academic performance in high school and college, as well as in career and life more generally. The Academic Writing Workshop is an enrichment program that will help you to extend both your knowledge of the fundamentals of English as a written language and your ability to develop a robust analysis in the disciplines of English and History.

The online component, which introduces students to core concepts and offers opportunities to apply their learning in a practice environment, will go “live” on July 1, allowing students to work at their own pace. The August classroom component will extend and refine students’ online learning. For five days we’ll explore everything from diction and syntax to how to forge strong connections between your assertions and the evidence you offer in support. There will be group work, one-to-one interactions, and the opportunity to work with each instructor.

This program was created to address some of the most common writing difficulties 9th and 10th-grade students encounter. By workshop’s end, students will be poised to save time and accomplish more with their written work during the coming school year.  

St. Luke’s School is a secular private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving 25 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.