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Writing Academy

Write for life! Whether it’s a simple email, a thank-you note, or a complex essay or report, our Writing Academy classes will help you with content, organization, tone, and purpose.

The Academy offers three levels of classes, beginning with the basics of sentence creation, paragraph development, and essay writing. Students who complete the required assignments can earn Certificates of Achievement and/or Proficiency.

Required textbook can be purchased in the Adult School office.

** Students will provide a writing sample during the first class to confirm their level. **

  • FUNDAMENTALS OF WRITING I

    Practice writing sentences and developing coherent paragraphs with the goal of writing about your own life experiences.

    Duration: 10 wks

    Quarter: Fall 2018
    Prerequisite: For students who are at the high beginning to low intermediate level
    Instructor: Adult School Staff

    SECTION A (Register with teacher first day of class)

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: September 14 to November 16
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Hour: 9:30 a.m.–12 noon
    Address: Greendell Rm P5
    Price: No Fee*

    SECTION 1-A (Register with teacher first day of class)

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: September 13 to November 15
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 205
    Price: No Fee*
  • FUNDAMENTALS OF WRITING II

    This class is designed to teach students how to plan and write well-developed and cohesive paragraphs. It will focus on developing content through journaling and editing in class.

    Duration: 10 wks

    Quarter: Fall 2018
    Prerequisite: Recommended for students who are at the low intermediate to high intermediate level
    Price: No Fee*
    Instructor: Adult School Staff

    SECTION A (Register with teacher first day of class)

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: September 14 to November 16
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Hour: 9:30 a.m.–12 noon
    Address: Greendell Rm P6
    Price: No Fee *

    SECTION B (Register with teacher first day of class)

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: September 13 to November 15
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 216
    Price: No Fee *
  • FUNDAMENTALS OF WRITING III

    In this class you will learn how to plan, develop, and edit a five-paragraph essay with an introduction, thesis statement, body paragraphs, and conclusion.

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: September 14 to November 16
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Hour: 9:30 a.m.–12 Noon
    Address: Greendell Rm P7

    Quarter: Fall 2018
    Prerequisite: For students who are at the high intermediate to advanced level
    Price: No Fee*
    Instructor: Adult School Staff