Mechanics of Writing
SPECIAL NOTE: Our intention is still to offer both in-class and virtual online options for our Fall/Winter programs, so that clients can choose which way they wish to learn. Classes at our McMaster Innovation Park location are only offered in person.
When we do offer in-class options, we will be following strict protocol for the health and safety of our students and staff, and ensuring we not only adhere to government requirements but exceed safety expectations.
More information on our live online distance learning can be found HERE.
Mechanics of Writing – Grades 6-8
Fall 2021: Tuesdays, Sept. 21 – Jan. 25 (Schwartz-Reisman Centre)
Winter 2022: Tuesdays, Feb. 8 – Jun. 21 (Schwartz-Reisman Centre)
Winter 2022: Saturdays, Jan.8 – May 14 (McMaster Innovation Park)
Each dynamic and exciting class of this popular workshop consists of both a grammar component and a writing component. The course will begin by reviewing the fundamentals of English grammar, the writing process (i.e. brainstorming, drafting, revising, etc.), and the structure of the five-paragraph essay (of the sort that they are required to write in school). After reviewing the fundamentals of English grammar, we will proceed to consider more complex issues, cases, and problems. Once we have reviewed the fundamentals of the standard five-paragraph essay, we will transition to considering different genres of essays (used for different purposes), such as narrative, comparative, argumentative, and research essays. In sum, Mechanics of Writing is designed to improve students’ grammar skills, while teaching them how to write complex, well-researched, and effective high-school essays. The course is taught by brilliant published professors with comedic wit, excellent teaching skills, and PhDs in their fields.