Oooooh the legendary writing workshop, (is your kid entering in as a new sophomore?)
Let me preface this by saying, MX makes everyone stellar writers, it is amazing. I honestly have found it so rewarding to look back at my writing then and now and just see the clear difference in my syntax, in my way of analysis and even just structure.
I entered in as a new sophomore and it was a bit overwhelming. Writing workshop kicked started quite quickly and there were times where I was very confused. My proctors were lifesavers and with their help, it actually wasn’t so bad. MX writing demands a lot but it also kicks you into shape. English was a bit tough but teachers are highly understanding and very ready to help you adjust. Most upperclassmen, in fact, won’t mind looking over your writing and giving feedback.
In regards to going nuts, well you get used to the MX pace very fast. I think the workload is usually quite manageable and teachers are understanding if you have a bunch of assessments the next day (which, when it happens, you can easily coordinate with the teacher to move). I honestly would not place the blame on the sports requirement for the times when I’m in way over my head (youtube and netflix however…well…)