Poetry and Fiction Workshop
How would you like to boost your ACT/SAT scores, elevate your college application essays and resumes to the top of the pile, and elicit confidence from your audience with every email you send? Both in academics and the workforce, skilled writers have the advantage. This is a class for cultivating skilled writers.
Poetry and Fiction Workshop utilizes a three-pronged approach of instruction, analysis, and application. Instruction: the teacher will present short lessons to equip students with the techniques and perspectives they need to refine their writing process. Analysis: students will read short works of poetry and fiction and discuss their strengths and weaknesses (you cannot become a good writer without first becoming a good reader). Application: students will compose their own poetry and fiction and submit their work to peer review. The majority of class time will be discussion-based and student-driven.
This course will focus on poetry in the fall and fiction in the spring. The teacher will strive to keep the workload minimal and the assignments enjoyable. Students’ grades will consist of participation and improvement. At the end of the year, students will receive a book of their class’s original poems and short stories to celebrate their growth.