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Writer’s Workshops

Online Academy

Student writing in the library

Hone your writing skills online this summer.

Writing is integral and invaluable to your education, and like any skill, it requires hours of practice, knowledge of the fundamental techniques and rules, good instruction, and then more practice.

Our 2-week online Writer’s Workshops are designed to give students the chance to gain, practice, and refine step-by-step processes for how to build effective writing skills for college and beyond. Guided by Loomis Chaffee’s Kravis Center for Excellence in Teaching, these courses apply modern teaching methods in order to ensure that students understand, master, and retain these skills. Peer-to-peer activities, group collaborations, and one-on-one conferences with teachers provide a setting to improve one’s writing.

Teacher on Zoom with her class

2024 Course Offerings

All courses are taught online.

Creative Writing

Dates
July 8–July 19, 2024

Online Class Times
Specific times TBD. There will be three hours of class time Monday–Friday.

Tuition
$1,350

Get your “stories” out there! In this dynamic writing workshop, students will experience the benefits of creative expression through crafting and revising their own short stories and poems. All writers will be full participants in the “workshop” process; not only will they learn various exercises to help them free the writing muse, but they will also engage in the process of sharing and editing each other’s work in a positive environment. Discussions will be devoted to analysis of student work and that of professional writers. Students should expect to come away with a greater knowledge of the craft of writing, enhanced approaches to revising their work, and a far better understanding of their own unique writing style.

The Essentials

Dates
July 8–July 19, 2024

Online Class Times
Specific times TBD. There will be three hours of class time Monday–Friday.

Tuition
$1,350

Dream of becoming an author, screenwriter, or journalist? Conquering the intricacies of English writing conventions is the first step toward achieving your goals. Spend a summer mastering the tools that are in the belts of all great writers. Covering grammar, writing, and some of the greatest works, this experience will pave the road toward a lifetime of writing! Celebrated for a stalwart writing curriculum, Loomis Chaffee will prepare you to produce clear, concise, and correct work.

In week one, students will become acquainted with standard English writing conventions, culminating in a check for understanding and usage. In week two, students will apply what they have learned to analyze more complex writing styles, learning some favorite tricks of great writers, and the building block of analytical writing: the thesis statement.