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The Writers Boot Camp is a fun and effective way to improve your writing skills and master the writing process. Hurry, register today!
TheSecretToWriting.com’s Writers Boot Camp is an intensive writing program, designed to develop fundamental writing skills and to increase the confidence level of students as writers.
During the Writers Boot Camp, students explore and apply TheSecretToWriting.com’s 10-step writing process. Students also work to communicate their ideas in the form of short essays, particularly writing in a way to ensure that each sentence in their written work is both grammatically correct and clearly stated.
With TheSecretToWriting.com’s Writers Boot Camp, students benefit by earning better grades in school and reducing the stress that often comes with having to write school papers. Moreover, students gain a mastery of the writing process, a valuable skill-set, that stands to serve each student for a lifetime.
When is the Writers Boot Camp?
- The program has been temporarily postponed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic
What are the benefits of the Writers Boot Camp?
- Making better grades in school
- Reducing stress associated with writing
- Improving your scores on standardized tests
- Building your confidence in writing
How is the Writers Boot Camp structured?
- In-person program
- Students write essays, complete grammar exercises, and explore the writing process
- Course book, handouts, and supplies are provided
- Lunch is provided
Who should participate in the Writers Boot Camp?
- 6th through 12th grade students
What topics are covered in the Writers Boot Camp?
- Planning to write
- Drafting essays
- Editing skills
- Developing grammar fundamentals
- Addicting style to your writing
- Getting effective teacher/peer feedback
There is limited space in each session. Enrollment is based on a first-come, first-served basis.
Students may be required to complete follow-up assignments during the week immediately following the Writers Boot Camp.
Why the Writers Boot Camp?
In the Nation’s Report Card: Writing 2011, the U.S. Department of Education reports that only 24% of U.S. students in 8th and 12th grades have writing skills at the Proficient level.
According to a Geiser and Studley (2001) study, writing is a core skill required in high school and college classes ranging from language arts to the sciences. A student’s ability to write and, in particular, to compose an extended text, is one of the best predictors of success in course work during the first year of college.
Writing is a valued skill in the workplace. Most professionals spend more than 50% of their time communicating in some fashion, such as through emails, written presentations, speeches, or memorandums.
Writing communicates your thought processes, professionalism, and credibility. Your ability to communicate effectively and clearly in writing is critical to your success in middle school, high school, college, and the workplace.
What are the class requirements?
Prior to the start of the College Admissions Essay Boot Camp, participants should choose three essay questions that they want to work on during the boot camp. If you (the student) are unsure about the schools to which you plan to apply or the questions you want to use, we recommend that you review the Common Application (www.commonapp.org) and consider using the Common Application writing prompts.
To access the online webinar, students need to have a computer with the following operating system: Windows XP (or newer) or Mac with OS X 10.6 (or newer). You can also connect to the webinar from your Ipad, Android, or Iphone.
Stanley B. Lemons
- Texas Southern University, Doctoral Student in Education, Houston, TX
- UCLA Anderson School, M.B.A., Los Angeles, CA
- Amherst College, B.A, Amherst, MA
- Georgetown University, Exchange Student, Washington D.C.
- Harvard Business School, Executive Education, Cambridge, MA
- Northwestern University (Kellogg), Executive Education, Evanston, IL
- Greenhill School, Dallas, TX
- Writer/Published Author
- College Counselor
- Scholarship Reviewer, UCLA Alumni Scholarships for Incoming Freshman
- Upward Bound Counselor
- Coro Foundation Public Affairs Fellow
- Returned Peace Corps Volunteer
- Peace Corps Recruiter
- Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
- Global Marketing and Communications Strategist: The Coca-Cola Company, Citigroup,
- Southern Methodist University (SMU), S.B. Lemons & Company
Cancellation & Refund Policy
We reserve the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment. In the event a class is cancelled, please allow 4-6 weeks from the scheduled start date of the class to receive a refund. We also reserve the right to require the withdrawal of any participant whose conduct is unsatisfactory or who appears unlikely to benefit from our classes. If the directors of the classes make this decision, a refund will be given for the remaining portion of class fees.
We reserve the right to make staffing, schedule, or location changes as may be necessary.
If you wish to cancel your registration 15 days or more before a class, you will receive a full refund, minus a $100 processing fee. Please allow 4-6 weeks after the conclusion of the scheduled class to receive your refund. A request for a refund must be made in writing and forwarded to us via email. No refunds will be issued for any participant registration cancelled 14 days or less before the event.
We do not write college admissions or scholarship essays for the student. Students do the work. Know that admissions officers are skilled readers of admissions and scholarship essays, and can easily detect an essay that has been written by a parent or a professional writer. Our intent is to help students think about and communicate their story in writing. We also aim to help students with foundational writing skills. While we cannot guarantee that a student will be admitted to a particular college, we can say that our services are time-tested and provide added-value to the development of a student’s writing skills.