College Writing Prep
Small Classes, Expert Instructors
The first-year writing course is a standard requirement for incoming college students, but the distinction between high school and college writing can come as a shock to even the strongest of students. Compass’ College Writing Prep program prepares students of all writing abilities to transition from high school to college writing.
This course is best suited for recent high school graduates who are starting college this fall or rising seniors who want to get a preview of the kind of writing that awaits them.
Much like a traditional first year college writing class, a small group of up to 15 students read and discuss a non-fiction short text and writing prompt. Students draft essays and receive reader feedback from peers and the instructor. These drafts are revised and polished over the course of the class. Students grow confident meeting the demands of college-level writing and develop their own process and voice.
Our course instructors are our writing specialists, many of whom are current or former first-year college writing teachers. The College Writing Prep program demystifies “academic writing,” equips students to ask meaningful questions about writing tasks, and provides students opportunities to practice receiving and implementing feedback through writing process reflection.
- The Writing Process & Rhetorical Situation
- Active Reading
- Brainstorming & What to do About Procrastination?
Three-Week Online Course
Wednesdays and Sundays: July 19 – Aug 5
10am-11:30am Pacific | 1pm-2:30pm Eastern
Registration is closed.
- Initial assessment essay
- They Say, I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing
- Course Reader
- Six 90-minute online class sessions
- 2-3 hours of reading + writing homework assignments between classes
- 2 complete college-level essays with revisions