Academic Writing Workshop


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

St. Luke's popular Academic Writing Workshop is 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.

Across the week, 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.


Instructors:
Abby Abbott
Ross James
Sally Rose Zuckert


Session I

August 8-12, 2022
12:30pm-3:30pm*
(Rising 9th-10th graders)

COST: $400
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.


St. Luke’s School is a secular (non-religious), 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.