Elevate Your Writing Skills and Unleash Your Inner Writer Today.
Join Our Level 1 Creative Writing Class and Watch Your Writing Soar to New Heights.
wHY & What
Seniors with strong academic records are sometimes hindered in their college admission prospects due to a deficiency in their storytelling and writing abilities.
Effective college essays often tell a story that illustrates who you are and what you have to offer.
Our Creative writing class can help you develop the storytelling skills necessary to craft a compelling narrative.
Develop Your Voice
Creative writing can help you find your unique writing voice, which can make your college essays more compelling and memorable.
Our class is led by experienced writing instructor who can offer you personalized feedback and guidance to help you improve your writing skills.
Our class covers the fundamental elements of storytelling - plot, character development, and dialogue.
Level 1: Course Outcome & Contents
In this Level 1 Creative Writing Class, a 10–15 page novel, short story, or epic poem will be written over the six weeks course. The piece will be student written, edited, and revised and will incorporate literary elements discussed in class such as figurative language, rhetorical devices, narrative arcs, and thematic ideas.
Week 1: Class Reading + Homework (Reading & Writing)
Students will be able to define, identify, and analyze imagery to create conversations about thematic content in order to begin the creative process for writing their pieces. Students will begin brainstorming ideas for their own writing during this class.
Week 2: Class Reading + Homework (Reading & Writing)
Students will be able to name and describe the function of a narrative arc within a story, novel, or epic poem. Students will analyze literary elements that create suspense and further apply it to their own writing.
Week 3: Class Reading + Homework (Reading & Writing)
Students will learn to utilize the three common forms of irony and the fundamental types of rhetorical writing within their writing to make it more compelling and persuasive. Students will also have their final format of the paper (short story or epic poem) decided by the end of the class
Week 4: Class Reading + Homework (Reading & Writing)
Students will discuss and analyze symbols in literature and be able to create them on their own to incorporate into their final writing paper.
Week 5: Class Reading + Homework (Reading & Writing)
Students will be able to identify and analyze various forms of rhetoric in public speaking, such as anaphora, ethos, pathos, and logos in order to bolster the argumentative or thematic content of their own writing.
Week 6: Class Reading + Homework (Reading & Writing)
Students will design a visual storyboard that outlines their writing and learning process throughout the course. The board can indicate personal growth or reflect their final writing. Students will then present their storyboards to the rest of the class and parents. Atleast one parent have to attend this session.
Here’s what people are saying about this course:
Creative class / course was well prepared/ organized and kids were engaged throughout the session. The instructor is very knowledgeable, patient and provided one on one attention to each kid. Weekly submission of homework helped kids review and analyze the progress they have made. I would highly recommend this class to all - its a good start for the kids
Parent of a 7th Grader (Completed L1 Class)
I learned a lot from this class, and the main thing I would say was symbolic irony or symbols in general. This concept was way more helpful in my writing than I thought, and I probably wouldn't have learned it without this class. Overall, I would say the class was great. The atmosphere was friendly and inviting, and I never felt uncomfortable speaking up. Adam taught this stuff brilliantly, balancing fun and actual teaching. To put it simply, this class was awesome.
8th Grader - Student (Completed L1 Class)
I enjoyed working with Adam because of his teaching style, it's just so simple and entertaining while still retaining the informative value of any other lesson. I learned how to tell stories effectively by using more description, figurative language, and utilizing different types of sarcasm. We reviewed many texts from famous authors and broke down the text to better understand what made them so famous. The final outcome of the class was a 10-page story that we had to create using the different tactics.
7th Grader - Student (Completed L1 Class)
Join the Level 1 Creative Writing Class
Sat: 2 PM EST - Apr 22-May 27
229 - Class Started
Class Starts on Saturday - April 22, 2023 at 2PM EST for 6 weeks to May 27. 1 Hour per Session.
Fri: 5 PM EST - Apr 28-June9
229 - Class Full
Class Starts on Friday - April 28, 2023 at 5:00PM EST for 6 weeks. No Class on May 26 (Long weekend). 1 Hour per Session.
Sat: 3:30 PM EST - Apr 22-May 27
229 - Class Started
Class Starts on Saturday - April 22, 2023 at 3:30PM EST for 6 weeks to May 27. 1 Hour per Session.
FRI: 6:30 PM EST - APR 28-JUNE9
229 - 1 Spot Avail
Class Starts on Friday - April 28, 2023 at 6:30PM EST for 6 weeks. No Class on May 26 (Long weekend). 1 Hour per Session.
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If, for any reason, you don't like the course, please let us know the same day after the first class, you can get a full and swift refund.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a group of three students, we can offer a personalized batch that caters to your specific schedule and availability. If you're interested, please send an email to [email protected], and we'll work with you to find a suitable time.
Additionally, if you don't have a group of three, don't worry! We may be able to connect you with other students to form a new group. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or would like more information.
Each Creative Writing Level 1 class is 60 minutes long and offered via Zoom. The course spans 6 weeks, during which each class will be recorded. In the event that students miss a live class, they are expected to watch the recording and complete all required homework before the next scheduled class.
To encourage active participation and fruitful discussions, our classes have a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 students per class. This allows ample opportunity for each student to contribute to the class discussions. If you have a group of 3 students, we will be able to offer a batch for just your group.
Expectations: Please arrive on time as often as possible. I understand that conflicts can happen, and I require that any tardies or absences are communicated through email or text. Students will also be expected to participate both in and out of class. Writing is a process of discomfort, of putting yourself out there. If students wish to improve, they should expect to be uncomfortable at times (within reason). Courtesy and respect are mandatory to other students. This is about cooperation and learning. Students are expected to be ready to provide answers, responses, discussions, and analysis on little notice. While every minute of class will not be strenuous work, efficiency of learning comes from engagement and focus.
Homework: An opportunity to show that students are engaging with the course material. The main goal is to grow as writers by learning in class and incorporating course concepts into writing outside of class. Homework will be graded, but the majority of points will be given for participation. If students are submitting work and improving, the grade will reflect that. Homework is due by Saturdays at 11:59pm to receive written feedback and grades. Expect to spend about additional 1-2 hours outside the class on reading and writing homework.
A 10–15 page novel, short story, or epic poem will be written over the six week course. The piece will be student written, edited, and revised and will incorporate literary elements discussed in class such as figurative language, rhetorical devices, narrative arcs, and thematic ideas. Stories will be presented to peers and parents in the final class, along with a visual storyboard and presentation on the writing process from each student. Over the six weeks, students will read diverse and literarily acclaimed texts to develop skills of analysis and exposure to writing that will help guide their own projects, as well as any future writing. All the required reading materials will be provided. No additional purchases are required.
In the event that a class fails to meet the minimum enrollment requirement of 3 students, your fee will be refunded. Additionally, if you attend the first class and are not satisfied, please let us know on the same day, and we will issue a full refund.
Our Creative Writing Level 1 serves as a fundamental course for aspiring writers. Upon completion, students can proceed to Level 2, where they will utilize the creative writing skills learned in Level 1 to craft a personal narrative (2-3 pages) for use in college and future job applications. Additionally, Level 2 will include a final science fiction short story assignment (3-4 pages) to promote creative thinking and critical analysis. Furthermore, students will engage with complex texts throughout the course to enhance their reading and writing abilities. Level 2 is Advanced - Reading Materials to final product require considerable effort. Level 1 will create a solid foundation for Level 2.
This course is designed for students in grades 6 to 9, but we have had two 5th graders who took the course and enjoyed it. We recommend students in grades 6 to 9 as the ideal group for this class.