2024 Session:
June 26 - July 31

Written Expression 4: The Process of Writing

Designed For: The rising 10th or 11th grade student

Content: The study of essays written in different modes--descriptive, narrative, persuasive, compare/contrast--provides a context for the landscape of academic writing.  The primary goal is to develop confidence in the ability to form and express ideas at a sophisticated level.

Using model essays, students develop essays in each mode.  Students practice in pre-writing, mapping, outlining, thematic focus, drafting, revising, and editing.

In addition to daily writing, activities include journaling, class discussions and tutorials. Grammar, parts of speech, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary are included.  Pencil and paper writing requires planning, forethought, and careful organization. Attention to detail, neatness, study skills and study habits form the course foundation.
Materials: The Longman Reader, 6th Edition (Allyn & Bacon)

Placement in the proper level of writing benefits from input from those who know the student’s writing well. Current teachers should be consulted about placement.  

It is usually helpful if an academic writing sample corrected by the teacher can also be submitted.

Wolfeboro Camp School

PO Box 390
93 Camp School Road
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
(603) 569-3451
Wolfeboro Camp School, in Wolfeboro, NH, is a private academic, summer camp program for boys and girls ten to eighteen entering grades six to twelve.