Sharpen Your Writing Skills

Improve your opportunities in life by learning to write well. Study writing fundamentals, skills and strategies and then put them to practice. Read and analyze texts on a hot topic and use that analysis to create narrative, persuasive and expository essays. Develop the tools to edit your own work more effectively and gain a new understanding of the English language. Students should plan on bringing a laptop to class.

Who It’s For

This program is for incoming 9th to 12th graders. It is not for those who need remedial writing help, and all students should have a high level of English language proficiency.

Instructor

Peter Suruda teaches writing and literature at Juanita High School in the Lake Washington School District. Previously, he taught in Seattle Public Schools and worked at the UW's Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity. His students have written for Reuters, The Stranger, the Bellevue Business Journal and the Seattle Times.

More Information

See the Things to Know section for details about registration policies, transportation and parking, and more.

Dates & Times

Jun 25–Jun 29, 2018

Sect. A-1
Day
Mon–Fri
Location
UW Seattle
Time
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Status
Full

Jun 25–Jun 29, 2018

Sect. A-2
Day
Mon–Fri
Location
UW Seattle
Time
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Status
Full