Ideal for motivated and verbally talented students with an interest in writing about philosophy, criticism, and social issues, the Expository Writing course introduces students to a variety of essay structures and modes of essay development. The course presents a valuable opportunity for close work with a master writing teacher, skilled teaching assistants, and other young writers in a workshop atmosphere. Students will examine historical and modern writing samples as they experiment with and ultimately begin to develop their own style and voice across a variety of writing tasks. Writing will be shown as a tool of activism, exploring how students can use critical thinking skills to develop persuasive, research-based arguments.
Session One, "Technology and Identity Today" will explore how technology impacts who we are as people, and students will explore how arguments about technology have changed over time. Session Two, "Environmental Voices: Writing for the Future of the Planet" will address some of the most pressing issues of our time - climate change, natural disaster, biodiversity loss, and more.