Writer’s Boot Camp
This course is for students who are interested in improving their basic writing skills. Using tips from C.S. Lewis, E.B. White, and others, students will learn about adding variety to the style of their writing, brainstorming on a given topic, and organizing their thoughts into an outline. Students will also learn about the difference between expository essays and persuasive essays, with lots of practical applications!
This will be a good preparatory course for any middle school class, and good review for high school!
Instructor: Clare Sharp, B.A.
Age Level: 12 and up
Grade Level: 6 and up
Minimum Enrollment Required: 4
Maximum Class Size: 15
Class Meets: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific, for 5 weeks, July 6 – August 5
Textbooks and Materials:
Spiral Notebook – All other materials provided by the instructor
Clare Sharp, B.A.
Clare Sharp received her B.A. in Liberal Arts from Wyoming Catholic College, a small Great Books-based college in the middle of the beautiful Wind River mountains. This education gave her not only a love for classical learning, but also a love for experiential learning – learning through experience and immersion in the beauty of nature. She taught for four years at Great Hearts Academies in San Antonio, Texas, teaching 2nd grade, kindergarten, and 6th grade both as an Assistant Teacher and as a Lead Teacher. When she is not teaching or learning, she loves spending time with her husband and baby daughter, wrestling with her dogs, playing piano and guitar, reading a good book, and baking yummy food.