NYT Writing Competition

Enter the New York Times
14th Annual Summer Reading Contest!

This course offers students in grades 6-12 an exciting opportunity to prepare submissions for the New York Times Annual Summer Reading Contest. Drawing on IEW principles to craft their entries, students will experiment with formality and tone to compose excellent reader responses. They will critically engage with texts, using specific details and quotes to show how a piece personally connects to their lives or broadens their understanding of a particular issue. Each week, judges from the NYT newsroom will pick and publish their favorite responses.

Students will engage in different stages of the writing process both during class and at home. Our goal is to provide students with as much in-class time as possible to workshop their ideas and independently craft their responses. We recommend allotting one hour per week for independent work.

Class Size: 6
Instructor: Ms. Lauren Bridgeford
Class Day: Wednesday 6:00-7:15 PM ET
Dates: July 12 to August 30 (8 weeks)
Tuition: $25 registration fee, $700 for 8 classes

Early Bird Registration
20% discount if you enroll by April 30!

Required Materials: This class requires a digital subscription to the New York Times. The All-Access Membership costs $1.50 per week, and you may sign up here: https://www.nytimes.com/subscription. This subscription can be cancelled at any time. We will send an additional reminder should you wish to cancel your subscription after finishing this course.

The minimum enrollment required for this course is four (4) students. Rose Writing Center reserves the right to cancel this course in the event that fewer than four students enroll. Students enrolled in a canceled course will be duly notified and may choose to either receive a full refund or transfer to another course by Rose Writing Center.

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