Everything your student needs to know about expository writing for high school


9th, 10th & 11th Grade

4 pm to 7 pm | July 30 & 31, Aug 1, 2019

Lafayette Library (Oak Room) Lafayette, CA | $595


Students Learn the SOS Secret Formula for Writing

Many students approach assignments by jumping from the prompt straight into writing, hoping the essay will emerge fully formed from their heads.

>> Writing Rx Students Learn to . . .

  • Employ a replicable system to create an organized, coherent essay.
  • Replace “analysis paralyisis” with an easy to follow sequence of steps.
  • Use a replicable organizational system no matter what the subject.
  • Focus on literature analysis.
  • Integrate media and digital materials with text.
  • Annotate and take notes.
  • How to overcome writer’s block and jumpstart essay assignments.
  • Get the help they need from instructors.

Your student will approach all writing assignments with increased confidence!

Give your student the tools and strategies he or she needs to be a successful writer.

Writing Rx is an intensive, multi-day boot camp that trains students to write expository essays.

>> Students Learn to . . .

  • Organize their ideas on a topic.
  • Gather evidence.
  • Organize information effectively.
  • Craft a thesis statement.
  • Structure a coherent essay from hook to conclusion.

>> All Students Receive Expert Instruction

  • Instructors for this course are SOS senior coaches with extensive experience working with teenagers.
  • SOS coaches are empathetic and skilled with teaching students of all abilities. Our coaches in-depth experience allows them to leverage students’ strengths to shore up their weaknesses.
  • Whether your student has a learning disability or is an Advanced Placement student tackling more complex assignments, they will receive the individualized attention they need.

>> Writing Rx Will Prepare Your Student for Success

No More than 6 Students Per Instructor
Maximum Personal Attention
Nine Hours of Workshop Over Three Days


“Yesterday, (my son) had a paper to write. He used the suggestions from the Writing Rx as a way to help him format a cogent, well-articulated paper. The materials are excellent and really made the process much easier for him than it has been in the past. Thank you for giving him an invaluable tool that he can use for the rest of his life.” (Parent)

“SOS was the missing link for my son’s academic success and a positive boost for his self confidence!” (Tammy, parent)

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