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!
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.
"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!
GRAMMAR & STYLE
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.
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.