Mechanics of Writing

Grades 6-8*: Mondays, Feb. 6 – Jun. 19, 7:15-9:15 pm (Virtual only)
*For students who entered these grades in Fall 2022.

Mechanics of Writing is a classic workshop that delivers advanced training in the fundamentals of English grammar and essay writing

Taught by award-winning scholars with comedic wit and excellent teaching skills, this workshop will help students become proficient in the five-paragraph essay, including persuasive, comparative, cause-effect, and narrative essays. 

Our students learn that effective written communication is critical to advancing one’s ideas and interests on a global scale.


Dr. Adam Richter earned a Specialized Honours bachelor degree in History from Glendon College of York University. After completing a Master’s degree at Dalhousie University, he earned his doctorate at the University of Toronto’s Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Adam’s research focuses on the history of science in seventeenth-century England, particularly the relationship between science and religion in that period. He has received numerous academic awards, including the prestigious Nathan Reingold Prize, which is awarded by the History of Science Society for the best essay by a graduate student. As a teacher, Adam strives to create a stimulating, humorous, and accepting classroom environment for all students. He is particularly passionate about encouraging students to become stronger writers and speakers.

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