Fall 2020 **workshop for teens**

Good Grammar, Great Writing

Weekly workshop for teens during the pandemic

In the Zoom Room

$25 per session, generous scholarships available

Saturdays, August 22 – December 19, 2020

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.*

Constance Hale, the author of Sin and Syntax—the primer used in English and Composition classes across the country and the globe—announces a weekly class tailored to high-school and gap-year students. The class will be held one day a week, for an hour and a half, for the entire 2020 fall semester, excluding November 28. Connie relies on the road-tested approach in her bestselling book, adapting it for students of various age levels and abilities. With her slightly madcap method, she makes grammar fun and writing satisfying. Each week will focus on a different concept in grammar, complemented by in-class exercises and at-home writing assignments. Students will learn much more than how to avoid mistakes; their mastery of sentences will make them more confident writers. Individual feedback from Connie is part of the workshop.

The class will cover:

  • The eight parts of speech
  • How to nix the six most common grammatical errors
  • The easy magic of simple sentences
  • The ins and outs of phrases
  • How to recognize (and fix) run-ons, sentence fragments, and syntactical mayhem

Interested? Email Constance Hale (connie@sinandsyntax.com) to register. 

Payment for four weeks at a time is due in advance, with the first payment due August 15. Scholarships available. Access to Internet and Zoom required. Sessions will use Sin and Syntax (2013 edition) as a basic text.

*Pending demand, alternate days and times may be added, as well as a session for AP English and Gap-Year students.

Constance Hale makes grammar hilarious and writing powerful. She is a writer, editor, and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of six books and has taught writing for 30 years, at the San Francisco School, the Urban School of San Francisco, UC Berkeley Extension, Harvard University, and The Writers Grotto.

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