2017 Summer Writing Camps July 10-14

Camp I: Summer Writing Diagnostics, Pam Borromeo, Instructor 

July 10-14
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

High School Students Grades 9 -11 (Enrollment Limited to 8)

Cost: $400

Camp II: Summer Writing Workout

Middle School Students Grades 7, 8, 9 (Enrollment Limited to 8)

July 10-14 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 

Cost: $300

(Scroll down for Summer Writing Workout description)

 

Camp I: Summer Writing Diagnostics 9:00-12:00

Diagnostics Camp Description: Okay, so you’ve got the basic essay writing down, but why do final drafts continue to come back with the same comments that keep you from getting the kind of grades you want?  How come you think you are making sense of the red marks on your paper but your teacher doesn’t agree?

This summer have your writing diagnosed by a trained writing professional, who will work with your individual writing needs and help you learn practical, applicable, and reliable strategies to correct them.  Elevate the level of your writing and successfully accomplish the purpose for which you write with the audience for whom you are writing.  Feel empowered the next time you submit your writing, knowing that this time, you really have nailed it!

To enroll, please contact:  Pam Borromeoteamborromeo2@comcast.net

or Emily Gallagher: info@mycollegegameplan.com

Summer Writing Diagnostics Particpants Will:

• Have samples of previous writing analyzed prior to course

• Meet with writing coach to determine an individualized correction plan

• Practice skills that help to address writing problems

• Learn strategies for elevating writing to the next level

• Examine ACT/SAT questions that reflect personal writing challenges

• Receive direct and specific feedback on written work from writing coach      

 

Camp II: Summer Writing Workout — July 10-14  1:00-4:00

Writing Workout Description:

Perhaps you are asking yourself: Is my Middle Schooler able to. . .

Execute a well-crafted and articulate essay?  Present a written argument and defend it convincingly and with originality?  Take her/his writing to that next level, and achieve the intended purpose for which s/he is writing?

This course was designed to move young writers (rising 7th 8th and 9th graders) beyond their introduction to expository writing and to own their authority as writers as they write for a real audience and with a real purpose.

Does your young writer have a summer writing assignment due on the first day of school? 

Summer 2017 Edge will offer an intensive expository writing program designed to guide young writers through the writing process as they prepare their first successful writing assignment of the school year.

Summer Workout Writers Will:                                                                                  

• Examine the Writing Process

• Examine various forms of the expository essay: personal narrative, compare/contrast, persuasive

• Learn how to formulate and fortify thesis statements

• Construct writing that incorporates the 6-trait writing model

• Learn to write for an audience

• Receive direct and specific feedback on written work from instructor

This can be the summer that elevates your child’s expository writing fitness with lasting skills and strategies s/he can apply to any writing task.  This can be the summer that gives your child’s writing  a real workout!

To enroll, please contact:  Pam Borromeoteamborromeo2@comcast.net

or Emily Gallagher: info@mycollegegameplan.com

About Pam:

Pam Borromeo has been working with high school and college students on their writing for over 20 years. She graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Law and Justice and a B.A. in Ethnic Studies. She received a Masters in Education from the University of Washington focusing in multiethnic curriculum and instruction and literacy. She has taught students spanning the spectrum – inner-city, Native Hawaiian homelands, university undergraduates, and internationally renowned college preparatory schools in both Hawai`i and the Seattle Metro areas. She has worked in education and the business sector and has been published in literary as well as research publications.