If you’re a student in grades 8-10 and your vocabulary this summer is slowly diminishing…decreasing…getting worse…becoming bad…then join us for our Ready, Set, Write 8-10, a writing intensive course this August.
How can I improve my vocabulary?
Reading and writing are the best ways to increase vocabulary. Memorizing flashcards is a good way to learn new words in the short term, but it’s using words in essays that really solidifies our knowledge of them. Having more words in your arsenal makes you a better communicator in all aspects of life—whether it be in school, in the workplace, or in your personal life. A strong vocabulary can create a memorable first impression in an increasingly competitive job market, so why not start building your vocab now? If you’re looking for new words to incorporate into your daily life, try following dictionary.com’s word of the day. (Today’s word is “evanescent,” or vanishing, fleeting.)
What will the course cover?
Ready, Set, Write 8-10 will help prepare students for English at the high school level, sharpening their reading, planning, and essay writing skills before they return to school in the fall. In addition, students in Grade 10 and 12 will have to take the Graduate Literacy Assessment (GLA), a new provincial exam, and it’s important that students are confident in their ability to read and write before they take that exam. Students in the course will receive individual feedback on their work and will leave with a better understanding of the process of essay writing.
Topics that will be covered over the week include the following:
- Active reading
- Essay planning
- Literary analysis essays
- Synthesis essays
- Research essays
- Narrative essays
This virtual session will take place from Monday, August 17th to Friday, August 21st from 10am-12pm. Reserve your spot today by calling us at 604-922-8456 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!