Summer Writing Program
This summer, The Cooper Union Center for Writing offers five socially-distanced learning options:
The Cooper Union Summer Writing Program prepares you for college by giving you the writing and thinking tools you need. This three-week course is designed for students graduating from high school in 2023 or 2024. Participants who complete all assigned work and attend all sessions earn a non-credit bearing Certificate of Completion
Real-Time Learning: We have two synchronous options: an in-person section that meets for four hours/day, and an online real-time class that meets for two hours daily through video conference. In our online sections, instructors conference one-on-one with each student once/week. Real-time sections are limited to ten students, and each class session typically includes discussion about the day’s reading, pre-writing discussion and exercises, skill practice, and instructor feedback.
Self-Paced Online Learning: Our self-paced courses are available to students anytime, anywhere. Students watch recorded “short writing talks” and complete a series of online exercises before video conferencing one-on-one with an instructor at the end of each unit. These one-hour meetings provide an opportunity for the student to ask questions, receive verbal feedback, and learn individually-tailored strategies for moments in the unit students found particularly challenging.
One-On-One Writing Support: In these live, video or in-person sessions, students work one-on-one with an experienced Cooper Union Writing Associate. Each curriculum is designed to meet the specific needs of the individual student to develop a series of strategies and tools to address a range of reading assignments and writing prompts.
Friday Writing Workshops: Our synchronous workshops invite participants to focus on specific aspects and genres of writing. Each two-hour workshop introduces the field, presents students with a series of strategies and approaches pertinent to the field, provides students hands-on experience with methods, and offers a range of resources to help support students in the future. Students meet with workshop instructors through live video conferencing. Friday workshops can be taken as a series, individually, or added to any other program option. For a description of the workshops, the workshop schedule, and pricing information, please visit the Friday Writing Workshops page.
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