Writing believes that – with the right combination of form and function – writing can be a powerful form of communication. We start by laying the groundwork for students to express themselves creatively, all the while ensuring that they adhere to the standard English conventions that make their work strong and coherent. We walk through each step of the writing process — from idea generation to revision — as a multipurpose tool for both academic and creative writing. As students master structure, mechanics, and expression, we expand into the finer points of effective writing. Whether “showing, not telling” or approaching a research paper step-by-step, students become fluent in the art of the written word.
T4S Writing Sessions are:
The Writing Process
Students are introduced to the steps of the writing process, including brainstorming, organizing, draf
ting, revising, proofreading, and finalizing their work. Tutors offer constructive feedback and hone in on areas of improvement to encourage students to become better communicators.
Grammar and Punctuation
Through explicit instruction, students master standard English conventions by breaking down the (somewhat confusing!) English language into manageable rules and procedures. As they demonstrate independent mastery of a concept, students are challenged to implement it in their own writing before moving on to a new skill.
Spelling, syllabification, and scholarly citations are just a few of the many topics we cover in the Enrichment portion of our writing program. As with Grammar and Punctuation, students are encouraged to apply these concepts in their own compositions.