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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 (Writing to Communicate Book 1) 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 II

    This class is designed to teach students how to plan and write many types of paragraphs. It will focus on developing content through journaling and editing in class.

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: June 13 to July 25
    (No class: July 4.)
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 216

    Quarter: Summer 2018
    Prerequisite: Recommended for students who are at the low intermediate to high intermediate level
    Price: No Fee*
    Instructor: Quincy Jones