Teens: You Can Write About Science Like a Pro!
Writing About Science Workshops 2023
Write an excellent entry to the New York Times STEM Writing Contest in just three weeks!
- Six one-hour online meetings Jan 24-Feb 14
- Taught by a professional writing coach and former journalist
- Write about any subject that interests you. (Whatever it is – there’s a science angle!)
- Meet teens from around the world
- Winning entries will be published in the New York Times online
- Submit your polished 500-word essay to the contest by Feb. 14
- Cost: USD450
- Write an informative news article the way professional journalists do
- Explain a complex science idea so that anyone can understand it
- Use active, interesting verbs to grab a reader’s attention (an essential skill for college application essays!)
- Find good evidence and cite credible sources
- Submit a solid entry to an international writing contest in just three weeks
- 4 one-hour small group workshops
- 2 one-hour individual coaching sessions with Ms. Ann (1 to refine your topic and 1 to polish and proofread your final draft and submit)
- Tip sheets and videos to guide you as you write
- Homework: You will improve your entry after each meeting
January 24-29: Meet individually with Ms. Ann to strategize about your topic
Saturday, 28 January: Writing clearly about complex topics
Sunday, 29 January: What makes good evidence? How to cite experts
Saturday, 4 February: Putting information into context. Making your topic personal for readers.
Saturday, 11 February: Writing with style (grammar, voice, motif)
Feb 12-14: Meet individually with Ms. Ann to polish your entry and submit it
All workshops will be at 8-9 AM US ET / 1-2 PM London / 9-10 PM Beijing & Manila
- Age 12-17, anywhere in the world
- Students who plan to apply to selective U.S. universities
- Students who want to practice writing for a broad audience
- Students who are interested in STEM, the environment, health or journalism
Or contact me for more info and more ways to pay.