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

You will

  • 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

Best for

  • 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

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January 20th, 2023
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