COURSES & PROGRAMS

For the Summer 2020 term, we're thrilled to offer a continuation of our Core Track (Intro & Expos), existing Module courses, and brand-new programs!

THE CORE

We dissect the art and science of writing using classic literature and academic essays.

EWC JOURNAL

EWC's daily & weekly journalistic and literary commentary publication. You write regularly; we provide personal feedback! 

GRAMMAR

Grammar is the science of language use. Style covers how to write well. Our four modules cover both.

COLLEGE ESSAY

POETRY

COLLEGE ESSAY

Ah, the 650-word Personal Statement. In 1 week, we go from idea conception to final draft through in-class and 1-on-1 instruction.

POETRY

Poetry matters. It is a playground for words and a mode of self-expression. Come analyze some poetry and write your own.

THE CORE

We all know that children need a strong foundation of liberal arts knowledge. That's where the Core comes in. EWC starts at the very beginning: from building sentences, to forming paragraphs, and eventually to crafting essays by analyzing classical literature. Named after Harvard's mandatory writing seminars for incoming students, Expos focuses on the science of academic writing.

 

THE EWC JOURNAL

Have you ever asked the following:

How can I persuade my child to write on a regular basis?

Who is going to provide feedback on his writing?

How do I encourage my child to read the newspaper every day?

Is there a way to publicly recognize my child's written work?

Introducing The EWC Journal, EWC's journalistic and literary publication! Over the course of 6 weeks:

  • Students will attend an orientation on how to read and analyze REPUTABLE periodicals. They will then engage with the newspapers over the summer on a daily basis. This is an important habit to form!

  • Students will produce short-form content (300-400 words) on a DAILY basis. Content can take the form of commentary on current events, social issues, personal essays, or even works of fiction. This is aimed to encourage students to spend time writing every day!

EWC Editors will then copyedit these pieces and upload them onto The EWC Journal online. They will then provide individualized feedback to the students. Our editors all have experiences in journalism ranging from The Harvard Crimson to CNN.

 

GRAMMAR MODULES

"An man were walking to the store because she is hungry..."

At EWC, we offer 4 Grammar Modules. They are divided into "Grammar Fundamentals" and "Advanced Grammar & Style" is the science of language construction. Please read our Grammar Instructor's blog post here!

ADVANCED

GRAMMAR & STYLE

Grammar III*

Grammar IV

 

THE COLLEGE ESSAY

All right, so let’s say your student has the top grades, the perfect SAT scores, and a nice stash of community service credits. As it so happens, she is also the Student Senate President and runs the debate team in her “spare time”. But would I like her? Is she someone I can relate to and have a (non-alcoholic) beer with? This is the question that your college essay should answer.

At the end of our 5-day college essay bootcamp, you will have completed the following: 

Every member of the EWC Team in "The College Essay" bootcamp:

  • Has written personal statements that were accepted by Harvard University.

  • Has significant prior experience in editing narratives.

Prior students from the bootcamp have been accepted into universities including Harvard, Stanford, Brown, UPenn, Cornell, The University of Chicago, Georgia Tech, UC Berkeley, and many more.

"The College Essay" bootcamp will run twice in the summer. Students are permitted to sign up for multiple sessions for supplemental essays to individual universities.

 

POETRY

Why do we need poetry?

Rhyme, rhythm, sound. Poetry serves as a mode of self-expression, induces creativity, and is a playground for words. Poetry I guides students on how to read poems and identify poetic techniques. 

EWC will walk through the main types of poems (the sonnet, the haiku, the Ode, the Prose Poem), and students will be asked to also write multiple pieces throughout the week. Recommended for Grades 6-9.

 

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