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Looking for an on line or in person writing class outside of school.

casinoofnycasinoofny 39 replies8 threads Junior Member
My sons enrolled in CTY writing program. We were not impressed with it. They actually got better help in their famous high school. Looking for recommendations as if parents have any good recommendations for my 7th grader daughter. Thanks
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  • casinoofnycasinoofny 39 replies8 threads Junior Member
    edited June 28
    The reason I ask as writing is ver important skill to have in prep school and college admission and the in professional word. It is a skill that I count most important and more valuable than math and science. We are looking for really good program if someone know please suggest. We will pay $$$$$ to enroll if the program is good. Thanks
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  • sgopal2sgopal2 3862 replies52 threads Senior Member
    I agree with you. Clear and concise writing is a skill they will use for the rest of their lives. Its hard to teach writing over the course of a single summer. My son went to a boarding school, and I noticed a big change in his writing from 9th grade by the time he graduated. It takes many years and countless rewriting.
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  • casinoofnycasinoofny 39 replies8 threads Junior Member
    edited July 7
    Through google, we found one great program which is focused on teaching writing skills to students. The program is being started and taught by Harvard students. It is focussed on kids who are enrolled in grade 5 through grade 12. Teacher's bio data looks great. Daughter has enrolled in one class for the eyrewritingcenter to try out and improve her writing skills. Let us see.
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  • silverpurplesilverpurple 388 replies55 threads Member
    @casinoofny what is the name of the writing program?
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  • tkoparenttkoparent 435 replies10 threads Member
    I tried to send you a response that included a link, but maybe that's a no-no as it's been flagged. I suggest you google "Coursera writing." Coursera offers many university writing programs online, many for free. I was going to send you a link for one class on English Composition from Duke that got good reviews and seemed like a basic student writing class, but there are many others you can look at. Coursera is a terrific resource.
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  • casinoofnycasinoofny 39 replies8 threads Junior Member
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    @silverpurple I sent you a PM. We did attend the open house and liked it. Therefore trying some classes.
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  • casinoofnycasinoofny 39 replies8 threads Junior Member
    @tkoparent Thanks we will try "Coursea writing" but daughter wanted a live interaction and feedback on her work. That is what we loved about the program as someone is explaining. The person who is going to teach is a Linguistics concentrator from Harvard. He recently won the Fulbright Fellowship to teach English grammar abroad in the Czech Republic. He currently serves as an Undergraduate Fellow at the Derek Bok Center for Teaching & Learning, and he has previously served as a research assistant for Harvard’s Linguistics Department and Graduate School of Education. We were impressed. Let us see how it works out.
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  • tkoparenttkoparent 435 replies10 threads Member
    @casinoofny , agree, that sounds terrific. It's good to get going on this early.
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  • casinoofnycasinoofny 39 replies8 threads Junior Member
    @tkoparent when we came to this country as student we made sure that we invest in kid's education from early on. I will keep you posted if we like the program or it is not worth it. Learning enrichment is a life long process.
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  • casinoofnycasinoofny 39 replies8 threads Junior Member
    @silverpurple Name of the program is Eyre Writing Center.
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