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    Writing Summer Programs

    Why Should I Take a Summer Writing Program?

    There are many reasons a middle or high school student will benefit from a summer writing program. Most practically, improving writing skills can mean higher ACT and SAT scores, better grades and a greater chance at college admission. Writing programs also unleash creativity in students that can ease stress and guide students toward future fulfillment and professional success. Sharp writing skills translate into enhanced performance in countless fields, from law and medicine to business management and hospitality. As distribution of the written word evolves and fragments with the expansion of the Internet, having a fundamental understanding of how to write to inform and persuade has never been more important. College faculty and expert writing instructors guide students through credit and non-credit summer programs. They offer writing workshops, peer feedback and thesis projects. Students can delve into categories such as poetry, fiction, non-fiction, playwriting, songwriting and technical writing.

    Are Virtual Writing Programs Worth It?

    Writing programs are one of the topics that are actually easily conveyed in a virtual/online format. Remote classrooms still allow for writer collaboration, sharing of passions, and forming bonds with other students. No matter the topic, whether it’s fiction to journalism, a virtual course can actually reach a more diverse audience and allow you to connect with people you would never meet if the course was conducted in-person. While virtual programs seem to feel like a loss or a deprivation compared to an in-person program, they are in fact a unique opportunity!

    Alfred University: Summer Term
    Summer Programs

    Alfred University: Summer Term

    Alfred, New York

    Alfred University offers undergraduate and graduate courses during summer and winter terms. Courses at the 100 and 200 level are open to local, commuting high school juniors and seniors. All courses are open to students from other colleges and universities, incoming first-year students, and Alfred University students. High school students get the chance to experience life on a college campus and learn with other students of their ability level. ..(more)

    Cushing Academy Summer Session
    Summer Programs

    Cushing Academy Summer Session

    Ashburnham, Massachusetts

    Cushing Summer Session provides a wide variety of academic and enrichment opportunities for students from across the country and around the world. You’ll engage in a dynamic learning environment and take part in fun and exciting weekend activities and events...(more)

    Smith Precollege Summer Programs
    Summer Programs

    Smith Precollege Summer Programs

    Northampton, Massachusetts

    Join a community of scholars to pursue academic and extracurricular passions at Smith Precollege Programs, on-campus in Northampton, MA.What sets us apart from other programs is Smith’s commitment to helping students build college connections—with each other, faculty, staff and undergrads. All programs are for female-identified or gender-nonconforming students who will be entering grades 9, 10, 11 or 12...(more)

    INTO PREP: SAT or ACT 25-Day Residential Camp
    Summer Programs

    INTO PREP: SAT or ACT 25-Day Residential Camp

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    INTO PREP is a premier college preparatory program that has helped students get into schools of their dreams for nearly a decade. Situated on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, our residential camp is perfect for highly motivated students who seek to boost their SAT scores in a collegial, fun environment. ..(more)

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