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Upcoming English Workshops


With school wrapping up for most students and July just around the corner, the writing coaches at Options have been hard at work prepping for our summer workshop series. This July, we’re bringing back two of our most popular English workshops, English 101 and Intro to University Level Writing, to help students prepare for the writing they will see next year.

Options English 101

These weekly two-hour workshops are designed to give students in grades 9-11 ongoing English and writing support, so they don’t lose their momentum due to online learning. Students will learn essential skills to improve their writing and build on these fundamentals each week to become more confident and better equipped to deal with any writing task they may encounter throughout high school and to ensure they don’t backslide. Materials will be provided.

This course will cover:

  • Active reading and annotations
  • Planning and outlining
  • Essay organization
  • Analytical essay writing
  • Synthesis essay writing
  • Research essay writing
  • Writing creatively
  • Editing

Intro to University Level Writing

This course prepares students bound for post-secondary for the challenges of writing for different disciplines at the university level. It discusses strategies for successful research, critical thinking, and writing while giving students a chance to practice these skills and receive individualized feedback. Materials will be provided.

This course will cover:

  • Active reading and annotations
  • Summarizing and paraphrasing
  • Annotated bibliographies
  • Research essay writing for multiple disciplines
  • Editing

Want to learn more? Check out our calendar or get in touch.

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