Learn the Secret Formula for Expository Writing for High School Students


Give your student the tools and strategies to be a successful writer.


Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
(3 hours)


Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
(3 hours)


Thursday, July 30th, 2020
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
(3 hours)



Students Learn the SOS Secret Formula for Expository 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 is an intensive, multi-day boot camp that trains students to write expository essays.

In Writing Rx Students Learn how to . . .

  • Employ a replicable system to create an organized, coherent essay.
  • Turn their ideas or “brainstorms” into organized outlines for their essays.
  • Replace “analysis paralysis” with an easy to follow sequence of steps.
  • Use a replicable organizational system no matter what the subject or type of writing assignment (literary analysis, argumentative essay, informative essay, or pro con paper).
  • Craft a thesis statement.
  • Construct a paragraph with a topic sentence and a concluding sentence.
  • Structure a coherent essay from hook to conclusion.
  • Focus on literature analysis and use of evidence.
  • Gather and correlate evidence from multiple sources and analyze and connect evidence to support their theme or claim.
  • Integrate media and digital materials with text.
  • Annotate and take notes to facilitate gathering evidence.
  • Analyze the validity of their evidence, both as a credible source, if applicable, and as a valid support to their claim.
  • Overcome writer’s block and jumpstart essay assignments.
  • Get the help they need from instructors.

Writing Rx is for your student if your child . . . 

  • Is in grades 9 to 12
  • Struggles with multi-paragraph writing
  • Struggles with increased demands of using evidence in writing
  • Freezes up and has trouble getting started with writing assignments
  • Frequently puts off writing assignments until just before a due date
  • Struggles to organize ideas into well-crafted essays.

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. The in-depth experience of our coaches allows them to leverage student strengths to shore up student weaknesses.
  • Whether your student has a learning disability or is an Advanced Placement student tackling more complex assignments, your child will receive the individualized attention needed.

Writing Rx prepares your student for success!

Low Student to Instructor Ratio
Maximum Individual Attention
9 Hours of Student Workshop Time



“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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Did you know that SOS workshops can be customized for your small group of students, such as your child and 3 of his or her closest friends, or if your child can’t attend a workshop on the dates scheduled?
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