• Moderator: John Powell
• Level: High School
• Days: Monday / Wednesday
Becoming a great writer requires lots of practice. As Hemingway wrote, “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”
In The Writing Lab, Mr. Powell offers students guided practice in the craft of writing. Students strengthen the argumentative and analytical essay writing skills they learn in English and History class, including how to craft a thesis statement, develop sub-claims, employ textual evidence, and expand textual analysis. Mr. Powell also uses The Writing Lab to provide face-to-face feedback on creative writing pieces and improve student grammar.
Students must sign up for The Writing Lab at the start of the school year and will be expected to revise their writing outside of club meetings.