Expository Writing Intensive: How to Write Great Papers

III. August 7–11, 2023
Day & Time:
Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Anne Summers

"I liked how the class was very interactive. It was not just sit down and write a paper; It was more about being involved in the class.” – From a program course evaluation

Course Description

Participants learn how to read challenging texts and how to think and write about them clearly and coherently. Readings for the course are taken from various disciplines, such as literature, journalism, and social sciences.

The course enables students to identify the strengths and weaknesses in their writing and to improve their skills through individual and group work, discussions, revisions, in-class exercises, and homework. We read and analyze works that exemplify good writing, and we learn how to define a thesis, organize an essay, and incorporate appropriate vocabulary.

By the end of the week, students will have become not only better writers but also better and clearer thinkers.


Anne Summers

Anne Summers received her B.A. from Barnard College and her Ph.D. from Stony Brook University. She was a Graduate Council Fellowship recipient at Stony Brook and holds an additional graduate certificate in women's studies. Her research focuses on perception in nineteenth-century literature and her publications include articles on Vernon Lee, Olive Schreiner, and Henry James. Anne is currently a Lecturer in the Department of English and Communications at Norwich University, where she teaches first-year writing and literature. She has previously taught undergraduate courses at both Stony Brook University and Manhattan College.

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